#BeThe1To help prevent suicide BEFORE it happens! Work together for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month #VetoViolence http://thndr.me/tFZKLZ
From the CDC: “Suicide is a serious but preventable public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex, the goals of suicide prevention is simple—reduce factors that increase risk and increase factors that promote resilience or coping. With a public health approach, prevention occurs at all levels of society—from the individual, family, and community levels to the broader social environment. Effective prevention strategies are needed to promote awareness of suicide while also promoting prevention, resilience, and a commitment to social change.”
STI’s Practical Nurse Program supports #BeThe1To and Suicide Prevention Awareness.