In This Issue: Walk in Memory Walk for Hope. Recent Statistics. Get Involved
2018 WALK IN MEMORY WALK FOR HOPE
The 12th Annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope” community suicide prevention awareness walk will be taking place on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in fourteen different communities across the State of Nevada. All walkers are welcome, and all donations are gratefully accepted. Contributions go to the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention to advance its mission.
This year, we will also be holding our first ever Registration Challenge! Any helping agencies in Nevada who provide resources, services, or research to prevent suicide are invited to participate. The organization who refers the most number of Walk attendees (minimum of 20) will win a free table at the 2019 Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference ($500 value). You can promote your organization and services you may offer to suicide prevention professionals, advocates, researchers, and interested community members. If you have any questions or would like more information, please send us an email at email@example.com.
CDC VITAL STATISTICS REPORT
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR NEVADA?
Suicide rates rose across the US from 1999 to 2016 in 49 states in the US. Nevada was the only state that did not have a significant increase.
- Nevada had no increase in suicide rates in since 1999, but are still ranked 7th in suicide death rates nation wide.
- Nevada has done great work in keeping its rates from increasing, but work still needs to be done in order to save more lives.
- Nevada will continue advocating for suicide prevention by building hope through healing. This movement will continue until everyone in the community understands the signs and symptoms in order to take action.
Thank you for all of your efforts in supporting such an important topic. Let’s keep the good work moving forward, every life is valued.
Want to become more involved with NCSP?
You can become a volunteer and/or a member!
Please contact the following if interested:Outreach Committee: Looking for a co-chair & awareness event volunteers
Alice Vo Edwards firstname.lastname@example.orgPR Committee: Looking for new chairperson
M. Amaris Knight email@example.comGrants Committee: Accepting people with previous grant writing or management experience
Jacqueline Ragin firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy Committee: -Under development
M. Amaris Knight email@example.com
We are the land of the free, we are the home of the brave. Let’s pay tribute to our brave American Heroes on this special day and forever.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM NCSP!