Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The 16th Annual Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness MONTH

IMG_4598To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week, Teen Lifeline will be holding 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 has also been officially declared in Arizona as TSPA Month by Governor’s Proclamation!

This year, Teen Lifeline is partnering with the following agencies: A New Leaf, Banner Health, Crisis Response Network, EMPACT-SPC, GLSEN, MADDMaricopa County Attorney’s Office, One N Ten, Open Hearts, TerrosTouchstone, and Tumbleweed

These agencies, along with Teen Lifeline, will be out in almost 20 Valley-wide schools providing life-saving information to empower teens to help peers who may be considering suicide. Information shared will include signs of suicide, risk factors, and coping skills. These event will also introduce ways teens can reach out for help.

Here are the school that we will be visiting this year:

  • Cortez High School
  • Horizon High School
  • Westview High School
  • Chaparral High School
  • Carl Hayden High School
  • Desert Edge High School
  • South Mountain High School
  • Alhambra High School
  • Central High School
  • Independence High School
  • Thunderbird High School
  • Apollo High School
  • Moon Valley High School
  • Sunnyslope High School
  • Washington High School
  • Mountain View High School
  • Red Mountain High School
  • La Joya High School
  • Trevor Brown High School

If you are a student in any of these schools, you can contact your school administration or call our hotline at (602) 248-TEEN (8336) to find out when we will be stopping by!

Additionally, Teen Lifeline will also be holding a community rally with some of the above organizations. The rally will include live music from 3NATIONS, games, and giveaways on top of all the information we provide. This year’s rally will take place at Tempe Marketplace on Friday, September 9. The rally will start at 7pm and  will go all through 10pm. Oh, and it is also completely free! So, bring your friends and family to have some fun and learn how to help prevent teen suicide.

Additionally, if you’d like to spread the word about Teen Lifeline and Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, go to our Twibbon Campaign! There you can see how you can change your profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter in support of Teen Lifeline so that all your friends and loved ones can know about it.

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Contact us!

If you have any questions about Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month contact Alicia Celis, Prevention Specialist, at 602-248-8337 or alicia@teenlifeline.org. Any media inquiries, please contact Communications Specialist Jennifer Kuhn at the number stated above or jen@teenlifeline.org.