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SUICIDE AWARENESS

Let’s Talk…Suicide Through Community Connections

Please join MHS Behavioral Services and Solutions of Change as we celebrate Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with a Call To Action: Let’s Talk…Suicide Prevention Through Community Connections.

 

Every 40 seconds a person dies due to suicide amounting close to 800,000 people every year globally (World Health Organization). Many others have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has made an attempt.

 

Nevada has the 11th highest rate of suicide in the U.S. at 19.3 per 100,000 residents (Office of Suicide Prevention)

Suicide is the 1st leading cause of death for Nevadans ages 12-19 and 2nd  leading cause of death for ages 20-44 and ranks the 2nd highest elder suicide rate in the country (Nevada Coalition of Suicide Prevention) .

 

The Call To Action: Join us in our mission to raise awareness of the risks of suicide, and in providing our community with the information and resources it needs to effectively take action when faced with such a crisis. For as a community joined together taking action, we can prevent suicide from taking the life of another loved one.

When: Saturday September 26th

 

Part 1: 9am at each Host Site

Each of 4 sites Listed Below

 

Part 2: 11am at Main Site:

Nevada Partners: 690 W Lake Mead.,

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

 

Registrations can be made by clicking the button below or going to: www.solutionsofchange.com

REGISTER NOW

Where: The event will consist of several “host sites” around the Las Vegas valley for Part 1 of the Suicide awareness event which currently includes:

 

Ty’s Place: A Safe Space for Teens – a focus on providing awareness and prevention tools to the youth of the community.

Location: 205 W. Centennial Parkway, Ste. 130, North Las Vegas, 89084

 

Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospitals– a focus on crisis interventions and available healthcare resources/services in relation to suicide prevention.

Location: 102 E. Lake Mead Pkwy., Henderson NV 89015

 

Vegas Roots Community Garden – a focus on the positive impacts that physical health and healthy eating habits can have on mental health and reducing feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression symptoms that may lead to suicidal ideation.

Location: 715 N Tonopah Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89106

 

Reconciliation Apostolic Ministries (RAM) – a focus on awareness and prevention within faith-based communities.

Location: 911 G St., Las Vegas, NV 89106

 

Each host site will provide participants with valuable information, resources, and/or swag (if you have available to promote your business/organization), related to the theme of suicide awareness and prevention. The event will conclude at NV Partners where the founder of Solutions of Change, Dinisha Mingo, will speak along with other special guest speakers to advocate for suicide awareness and prevention. In addition, the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas will provide boxed lunch to all those who register.

How to get involved: There are several ways in which you can get involved-

 

  1. Volunteer – We are looking for clinical volunteers on each site to be available in case any person needs support or crisis intervention.

 

  1. Donate/Sponsor- 
    A. We in need of raffle prizes at the main site for those in attendance.
    B. We are in need of items for our swag/resource bags for 150-200 attendees.
    C. We are fundraising for Solutions of Change, a non-profit, which provides free counseling and therapy to those who are under-insured or have no insurance and cannot afford help, especially focusing on youth and adolescents. Any donation helps. They can be made at www.solutionsofchange.org

To show our appreciation for your donation and support, your business/organization name and contact information will be displayed as a supporting pillar of the community. In addition, we are happy to distribute any information/resources you would like to participants about your facility/organization.

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