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These resources were developed in support of National Rural Health Day (November 19th, 2020) and to shine light on the strength, resiliency, and power of rural communities, join in celebrating the power of rural with these resources, but can we used throughout the year.
The Survivors of Suicide Loss Brochure explains complicated grief and offers resources for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.
A presentation, including slides and talking points, that provide an overview of suicide prevention intended for the general public.
These resources are intended to support employers, employees and the restaurant industry in suicide prevention efforts.
A selection of static (png) and animated (mp4) suicide prevention social media posts as part of the Know the Signs campaign.
A poster (11 by 17) and card (5.5 by 8.5) which provide a variety of suicide prevention crisis lines and resources.
Two digital backgrounds, featuring the #SuicidePreventionWeek2020 hashtag and graphics, for your Zoom meetings and webinars.
Spanish-language instructions for a local coffee shop activity for Suicide Prevention Week.
A series of customizable emails that can be sent out to promote 2020's Suicide Prevention Week.
A fun and easy activity that encourages Social and Emotional Learning with children, teens, and young adults.
A customizable drop-in article titled "When Hope is Hard Work: Recovery and Resiliency in the Face of Serious Challenges." This article covers suicide prevention tactics for children, as well as actionable ways in which readers can share their support.
Suicide Prevention and Children Building Resilience Through Social and Emotional Learning: Briefing and Talking Points
A document which provides information about suicide prevention for children (ages 5 - 12), as well as detailed talking points about building resilience through social-emotional learning.
A webinar which reviews the tools and resources available in the 2020 Suicide Prevention Week Toolkit.
An activity guide to help organizations across California with planning and implementation of Suicide Prevention Week activities.
Instructions for a local coffee shop activity for Suicide Prevention Week.
A fun and meaningful way to create awareness around mental health, suicide prevention and stigma reduction is to write messages of support that, when assembled together, create the shape of a heart
Resources to support Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Providers with integrating suicide prevention into their communication efforts and clinical practices.
Drop-in articles that can be customized or used as-is, for placement in local media, newsletters and blogs.
A customizable proclamation that provides a basis for your group, company, or organization to formally proclaim National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week (September 6-12, 2020) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).
Posters, both ready for print and electronic distribution, promote awareness around Suicide Prevention Week 2020.
Social media graphics and tools, in both English and Spanish, for promoting Suicide Prevention Week in 2020.
View the Toolkit and get ready for National Suicide Prevention Month & Week this September!
A database of currently active suicide loss survivor support programs and groups, listed by county.
In support of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week (September 8-14, 2019), this resource includes specific items to support suicide prevention among first responders.
Self care resources, including posters, an article, and graphics with self care tips to share on social media.
A toolkit that compiles resources for 2019 Suicide Prevention Week, which has the theme "Finding Purpose: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others."
A webinar that provides a review of materials available to support suicide prevention efforts.
A guide which provides a step by step approach to creating Suicide Prevention Coalitions.
A brochure which provides information about warning signs, how to find the words to offer support to someone, and a link to the campaign website for resources.
A Learning Collaborative which promotes sharing of knowledge and experience among peers who coordinate local suicide prevention efforts around the state.
Creative files for the outdoor board designed to help raise awareness of older adult suicide prevention and encourage people to recognize the signs of suicide and seek help.
A webinar which reviews comprehensive suicide prevention approaches and discusses how to maintain energy and hope when the going gets tough.
A webinar that presents the rationale for suicide prevention in the workplace and provides an overview of best practices and resources.
This webinar provided information, resources and programs to support advancement of suicide prevention efforts for youth in schools and communities.
Social media posts in English, for use during Suicide Prevention Week 2018.
A webinar that provides an overview of resources and activities for Suicide Prevention Week 2018.
Coupled with the Overview of Workplace Suicide Prevention Strategies, this document provides a list of helpful online resources to enhance any new or existing workplace suicide prevention programs.
A document that provides information, context, and strategies surrounding workplace suicide prevention programs.
A shorter version of the Suicide Prevention in the Workplace Presentation, which presents the rationale for workplace suicide prevention.
A customizable PowerPoint presentation that presents the rationale for workplace suicide prevention and an overview of strategies.
A drop-in article that can be customized or used as-is, in newsletters, blogs, or local media.
Talking points and data on suicide prevention in the workplace.
A toolkit that compiles resources for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week and World Suicide Prevention Day.
A report that highlights evaluation and outcome findings as of 2014 for the Know The Signs statewide suicide prevention campaign.
A webinar that provides information, resources and programs to support advancement of suicide prevention efforts for youth in schools and communities.
Know the Signs suicide prevention posters available for download and print to raise awareness and learn the warning signs of suicide.
Know The Signs suicide prevention posters for men to raise awareness and learn the warning signs of suicide.
Final report of the study executed to test concepts for the Know the Signs campaign refresh project.
Ideas to involve young people in suicide prevention efforts for Suicide Prevention Week.
Safe and effective messaging recommendations for suicide prevention.
Instructions for a local gun shop activity for suicide prevention.
Suicide prevention resources for men in the middle years of life.
Instructions for a local coffee shop activity for Suicide Prevention Week.
Social media posts that help raise awareness for Suicide Prevention Week.
A grouping of suicide prevention tools for the general public.
A toolkit comprised of resources from the 2017 Suicide Prevention Week, focusing on men in their middle years.
A webinar which provides information about strategies and specific resources to reach men, as well as different ways to address access to lethal means.
A bilingual (Russian/English) Know the Signs Brochure that has been linguistically and culturally adapted for the Russian-speaking community.
A Know the Signs poster that is culturally and linguistically adapted for the Punjabi community.
A Know the Signs Brochure that is culturally and linguistically adapted for the Punjabi community.
A webinar that covers the basics of safe and effective messaging for suicide prevention.
Emails to share with your networks on each day of Suicide Prevention Week.
Resources to educate others about older adult suicide prevention.
A "Suicide Prevention 101" presentation tailored for older adults.
A drop-in article that can be used in media reaching older adults.
Recommendations for reporting on suicide in English and Spanish.
Guidelines for suicide prevention messaging on social media and beyond.
Pre-written social media posts and graphics for Suicide Prevention Week.
Infographics to inform decision makers and program partners in your community.
A Proclamation template for Suicide Prevention Week.
A drop-in article that can be customized or used as-is, for placement in newsletters, blogs and local media.
A tip sheet that includes ideas to use statewide resources to augment your activities and communications around Suicide Prevention Week.
The Know the Signs Campaign Catalog details all suicide prevention materials and resources that are available for download from the Each Mind Matters Resource Center.
Design files for an outdoor billboard reaching out to the African American community with messaging about suicide prevention and understanding the signs of suicide.
Design files for a print ad reaching out to the African American community with messaging about suicide prevention and understanding the signs of suicide.
A report providing a baseline for how some California media outlets discussed suicide in 2012.
An overview of the Media Advocacy Outreach Toolkit.
An explanation of the Know the Signs campaign, talking points, and ways to encourage people to reach out to find help and resources.
A print-ready tent card with information about the signs of mental health struggles and recommended outreach strategies.
A webinar that describes the fundamentals of creating suicide prevention task forces in small counties.
A webinar that details how small counties are implementing the Know The Signs campaign, with examples of customization to meet local goals.
A poster which lists key warning signs for suicide and encourages "helpers" to visit the campaign website to learn more.
A micro website featuring an introductory film aimed at helpers of LGBTQ youth at risk of suicide.
A PowerPoint presentation template that can be used to share information about the Know the Signs campaign or customized with your own content.
A webinar that describes available data sources on suicide ideation, suicide attempts, suicide death, and suicide method.
This webinar provided an overview of the MY3 Suicide Prevention app features, its website, and how it can help individuals at risk for suicide stay safe.
Design files for a print ad reaching out to the Chinese community with messaging about suicide prevention and understanding the signs of suicide.
This flyer offers details about how to stay connected via the MY3 mobile application.
Templates that can be used to announce upcoming meetings and trainings, compose fact sheets, share meeting notes, or as a report cover.
A webinar that provides tips, advice, and best practices for using and customizing Know The Signs campaign materials.
This webinar provided an overview of the MY3 Suicide Prevention App features, its website, and how it can help individuals at risk for suicide stay safe.
A print ad aimed at "helpers" in the Korean general community who can recognize warning signs and offer support to a person who might be thinking about suicide.
This MY3 tent card includes information about how to stay connected via the MY3 mobile application.
An image to place in your email signature to spread awareness about the Know The Signs campaign.
A presentation on the link between suicide prevention and substance abuse, and resources to enhance partnerships between both fields in an effort to improve care.
A webinar that provides data on suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide deaths, as well as other useful data resources.
A television spot, aimed at older Hmong adults, providing tips and advice to "helpers" who may be in a position to recognize warning signs and offer support.
Presented by Paul Quinnett, PhD, this webinar addresses three critical components of suicide-safer communities.
Recommendations for writing about suicide, for individuals and for media.
A webinar on responding after a suicide in a rural county, including existing resources that assist counties with memorials, schools, media, and online presence.
A recording of the small county webinar on the California Integrated Behavioral Health Project (CA IBHP).
A webinar which provides an overview of resources and technical assistance opportunities available in the Each Mind Matters and Know The Signs campaigns.
Assessments for each partner county's communication capacity, needs, and resources.
Suicide Prevention Materials, including a report, handout, posters, and a brochure, designed for California's Vietnamese community.
Artwork for a double-sided key chain with the campaign logo and URL on one side and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on the other.
A variety of research activities implemented to ensure that social marketing strategy is grounded in research and evidence.
A booklet which contains visuals and instructions for the various creative mediums available to you in the Resource Center.
A training guide to provide support to county efforts to engage primary care physicians in suicide prevention.
An overview of the development process of materials for seven Asian/Pacific Islander populations.
A poster which lists key warning signs for suicide and encourages people to visit the Know The Signs website to learn more.
A booklet that provides case studies and examples of effective social media campaigns and details best practices on using social media to complement suicide prevention efforts.
A small county webinar on engaging survivors of suicide loss in local suicide prevention efforts.
Artwork (in English and Spanish) to customize a ball point pen with a Know the Signs banner and information.
A webinar that discusses suicide prevention outreach to men, as well as an overview of the "Man Therapy Campaign."
A compilation of resources describing "Culture and Community" and "Native Communities of Care."
Artwork for a 2-inch round pin button featuring the Know The Signs campaign logo and URL.
A webinar on promoting suicide prevention efforts with local media, as well as advice on implementing the Media Outreach Toolkit at a local level.
A summary of the differences in news reports of suicide deaths and prevention activities before and after exposure to the Know The Signs campaign.
Artwork to customize a 3 1/2' x 6' clear vinyl covered pocket calendar with full-color front and back covers.
A tip sheet which provides advice on preparing someone who has experienced loss due to suicide to speak to members of the media.
A webinar that provides tips, advice, and best practices for implementing the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide in small counties.
A webinar which provides an overview of why it makes sense to focus on reducing access to lethal means, including poison, firearms, and jumping from heights.
Suicide Prevention Materials, including a report, handout, posters, and a brochure, designed for California's Hmong community.
Artwork for several versions of a drink coaster featuring the Know the Signs campaign logo and URL.
A sample article to be placed in publications that reach older adults.
The radio spot is aimed at the general public with an emphasis on those concerned about a man in their life.
Guidance on creating a sustainable program for survivors of suicide loss, including tips on organization, fundraising, recruitment, and more.
Suicide Prevention Materials, including a report, handout, posters, and a brochure, designed for California's Lao community.
Print-ready files for the design of the Know The Signs "Pain Isn't Obvious" and "So Alone" branded magnets.
A customizable article that discusses the dangers of access to lethal means, and how such access contributes to the likelihood of a completed suicide.
English and Spanish Introductory Videos for the Know the Signs campaign.
A webinar on Pathways to Purpose and Hope, a guide to creating a sustainable suicide bereavement support program.
Suicide Prevention Materials, including a report, handout, posters, and a brochure, designed for California's Khmer-Speaking community.
Artwork for a canvas tote bag featuring the campaign logo and URL and promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
A customizable article for people in rural communities who want to help prevent suicide.
Design files for an outdoor billboard reaching out to the communities with messaging about suicide prevention and understanding the signs of suicide.
Posters in English for crisis centers who are seeking to promote their local suicide prevention hotlines.
Suicide Prevention Materials, including a report, handout, posters, and a brochure, designed for California's Korean community.
A poster with optional tear-off cards designed to reach "helpers," those in a position to recognize warning signs and offer support to a person they are concerned about.
A guide which provides media training to people involved in suicide prevention.
Static online banners to raise awareness about suicide prevention and drive traffic to SuicideIsPreventable.org
Posters in English for crisis centers who are seeking to promote their local suicide prevention hotlines.
Suicide Prevention Materials, including a report, handout, posters, and a brochure, designed for California's Filipino community.
A webinar which discusses ways to utilize films and resources from the Directing Change Student Film Program to promote and support local awareness and prevention activities.
Know The Signs logos and a guide on how and when to use the logo on outreach materials for suicide prevention.
An 8-page insert that highlights county-wide suicide prevention activities. Created by Butte County, in partnership with a local free paper.
A webinar on suicide prevention and first responders, including presentations from speakers covering the key role of first responders in suicide prevention and post-vention.
Suicide Prevention Materials, including a report, handout, posters, and a brochure, designed for California's Chinese community.
An online interactive advertisement for API youth to learn about suicide and become peer helpers for those at risk of suicide.