Our mission is to raise awareness about suicide prevention through targeted outreach and education. Outreach efforts focus on making suicide prevention an approachable topic for all ages through social media and community based interaction. The coalition provides education through evidence-based workshops that are nationally recognized as best practices.
The coalition has established a training infrastructure that has supported more than 500 Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings, and 12 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainings, giving evidence based suicide intervention tools to more than 10,500 people including both youth and adults.
In addition to the training programs, the coalition has proven itself to be a leader in working with youth to develop safe suicide prevention messaging campaigns for their schools and communities. The videos accompanying these campaigns have been viewed more than 270,000 times across all social media platforms. The combination of community trainings and messaging campaigns have helped the coalition to create a shift in culture across our communities that encourages the promotion of mental health and suicide awareness.
The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition meets quarterly (currently on the third Thursday of the month) with more frequent sub-committee meetings. These meetings are open to the public and anyone with an interest in Suicide Prevention is welcome to join us. For information about when these meetings are happening, check out our upcoming events, or send us a note with our contact form.
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