UNCASHD Suicide Prevention Events
In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week 2022, the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board Presents:
A Comprehensive Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention
When: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Time: 9 AM - 11 AM
Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting:
Zoom Meeting ID: 845 8622 4783; Passcode: 404692
- Keynote Speaker: Julie Ebin EdM. Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Special presentation on the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention in CT
An initiative from the CT Department of Public Health and the Uncas,
Bristol-Burlington and Torrington Health Districts
For more information or to join the CTSAB, please visit: www.preventsuicidect.org
May 24th, 2022 UNCASHD distributed material at the CT Sun Women’s Basketball Game and there was PA announcements for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Check back for additional events coming soon.
Suicide is a major public health problem that has far-reaching personal, social, and economic implications. Despite increased awareness, research, funding, and national agendas, in the United States, suicide deaths have been rising, without pause, since 1999. Between 1999 and 2018, the suicide rate increased 35%. Deaths by suicide outnumber those by both homicide and motor vehicle accidents.
For every suicide death, we lose the unique gifts of the individual who has died. But its ripple effect has a broad impact across space and time—every suicide creates dozens of loss survivors, who suffer immense pain and complex grief and are at greater risk of suicide themselves.
Preventing suicide requires everyone’s commitment, from the individuals struggling with their own thoughts of suicide up to the systems and communities that support them.
Hi, I’m Gizmo! I’m a K9 First Responder and Therapy dog, and the mascot for the CT Suicide Prevention Campaign- 1 Word, 1 Voice 1 Life…Be the 1 to start the conversation! I promote positive mental health through my guide, pledge and activities located here: https://www.gizmo4mentalhealth.org. Paws Up for Mental Health!