Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. Everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide.
That’s why the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is making suicide prevention the focus of its National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2019 event. “Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work,” will showcase evidence-based strategies that can save lives, and will connect those in need to information, services, and supports.
The SAMHSA event will include suicide prevention experts and senior government officials, along with a family member and youth who will share evidence-based practices that help save lives. The engaging format will provide an opportunity to educate state agency personnel; primary care and mental health care providers; child-serving professionals; and families, youth, and young adults across the country about the latest evidence-based practices and resources for suicide prevention.
Tune in on Monday, May 6 at 9 a.m. HST/3 p.m. EDT to watch the live webcast through this link: https://www.hhs.gov/live.
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