The 16th Annual Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness MONTH
To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week, Teen Lifeline held their 16th Annual Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness (TSPA) Month! Previously known as Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness WEEK, the event expanded to a whole month last year due to popular demand from area schools. September was also officially declared in Arizona as TSPA Month by Governor’s Proclamation!.
We were able to visit 30 schools in 30 days, spreading our message of hope, signs of suicide, and how to save a life. Eleven area agencies partnered to increase access to other teen-related services. The event culminated with a community rally that took place a Tempe Marketplace.
The rally featured musical entertainment from local teen-group 3NATIONS, plus activities for the whole family and fun giveaways. Information was provided for youth and adults on signs of suicide, risk factors, healthy coping skills, and resources available to them in the community. During the month, we were able to reach 12,546 people with our message of help and hope!
If you have any questions about Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month contact Fernanda Barragan, Crisis Services Associate, at 602-248-8337 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any media inquiries, please contact email@example.com.