You, our community partners, can use this toolkit to highlight the ways that your organization is partnering with Prevent Suicide Today to create a suicide safer Chatham County.
TALK: The Needs of a Person at Risk
You can help promote intervention skills by sharing the needs of a person at risk of suicide. Simply click on the images to download, and post along with the suggested text.
Suggested post: A person at risk needs to TELL someone about their thoughts of suicide, even though they might be cautious in saying it openly. How can you show a person needing to reach out that you are a safe person to talk to? #PreventSuicideToday
Suggested post: A person at risk of suicide needs you to ASK about suicide. It may not be easy, but it’s important that we ask as directly, clearly, and as soon as we can: “Are you thinking about suicide?” #PreventSuicideToday
Suggested post: A person at risk of suicide needs someone to LISTEN. A good listener gives a person at risk the chance to clear their thoughts by talking through them. What are some ways to be a good listener? #PreventSuicideToday
Suggested post: A person at risk of suicide is emotionally overwhelmed, and needs help KEEPING SAFE. A caregiver can focus on immediate safety by removing lethal means and by connecting the person at risk to a suicide prevention resource such as the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225. #PreventSuicideToday
Suggested post: A person at risk of suicide has a need to TELL about their thoughts of suicide, to be ASKED directly if they are thinking of suicide, to clear their thoughts with someone who will LISTEN, and help KEEPING SAFE from suicide. By meeting these needs, we can all help prevent suicide in our communities. #PreventSuicideToday
Public Service Announcements
Suggested post: This is Rob’s life story. He is alive today because someone reached out to ask if he was thinking about suicide. [Partner name], @GeorgiaDBHDD, and @PreventSuicideToday encourage you to learn the warning signs and ask the question: “Are you thinking about suicide?” It can make all the difference.
Suggested post: [Partner name] has partnered with @PreventSuicideToday to teach interventions skills in Chatham County, so that parents, teachers, social workers and others can spot the warning signs, ask the question, and keep kids safe from suicide. #PreventSuicideToday
Suggested post: If you are having thoughts of suicide, help is available. Join [partner name] and @PreventSuicideToday in promoting suicide safety by saving and sharing these prevention resources.
Suggested post: Did you know that [partner name] has partnered with @PreventSuicideToday to offer suicide prevention workshops in Chatham County? Learn the warning signs and how to respond at an ASIST Suicide Prevention Workshop. Register now: https://www.chathamsafetynet.org/asist-registration/
Suggested post: If you are having thoughts of suicide, there is hope. Share this message with [partner name] and @PreventSuicideToday to raise awareness that things can and do get better.
Suggested post: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. [partner name] has teamed up with @PreventSuicideToday to offer suicide prevention resources in Chatham County. Learn more about how you can promote suicide safety in your community: https://www.chathamsafetynet.org/suicide-prevention/
Suggested post: Together, we can all work to prevent suicide in our communities. Learn more about what [partner name] and @PreventSuicideToday have done to start conversations and save lives in Chatham County: https://www.chathamsafetynet.org/prevent-suicide-today-our-impact/
Suggested post: Help [partner name] and @PreventSuicideToday raise awareness about the warning signs of suicide. Can you name any of the warning signs of suicide?
Suggested post: One of the simplest ways to reduce the stigma around suicide is to talk about it more. [partner name] and @PreventSuicideToday have partnered to offer SuicideTALK in Chatham County, an awareness-raising discussion helps start the conversation about suicide. Watch the online SuicideTALK here: https://www.chathamsafetynet.org/suicidetalk-webinar/
If you are having thoughts of suicide or need immediate assistance, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225.