The Know the Signs suicide prevention campaign team implemented a variety of activities to facilitate the adaptation of suicide prevention materials for the Chinese community in California. The process included a workgroup of statewide stakeholders who guided the development of the materials and offered insights on the population's cultural perspectives on suicide prevention efforts and effective approaches to reach potential helpers in the Chinese community. This report also includes demographic information, notes from the focus group that tested the materials as well as information about the partnership with NICOS Chinese Health Coalition for the distribution of customized materials in San Francisco County. The Appendix includes a translation of the materials. One report is provided: Full Workgroup Report: KTS Materials for the Chinese Community.
Cultural Handout: KTS Materials for the Chinese Community
The handout provides a brief overview of the language adaptation and design process, as well as information about our community partner, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, that was part of the process.
Suicide Prevention Outreach Materials for the Chinese Community* Poster (In Traditional Chinese)
This poster has been designed to reach helpers in the general community. The poster can be downloaded in two versions: a low resolution version suitable for electronic distribution and a print ready version.
Brochure (Bilingual in English and Traditional Chinese)
This 8-panel brochure provides information about warning signs, how to find the words to offer support to someone and a link to the campaign website for national and local resources. The final size of the printed, folded brochure is 4" x 9". The brochure features the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, but also has room on the Reach Out panels to include a sticker or stamp with local resource information. Two versions are provided: a low resolution version suitable for electronic distribution and a print ready version.
Print Ad (In Traditional Chinese)
This print ad has been adapted from the original poster. These are available in three sizes.
*Customized materials for San Francisco and Los Angeles counties also available upon request.
The materials can be downloaded in two formats: print ready files and electronic files. The electronic files can be shared via email and printed on your home or office computer. The print ready files can be submitted to outside printers at your local print shop.
Brochures are also available for purchase through the Each Mind Matters Shop.