A Community-Wide Awareness Project
BC SAFE Coalition is hosting its second annual week of action, Chalk the Walk, Have the Talk, to bring the community together and create inspiring sidewalk art in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day to help shine the light on suicide awareness and prevention.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Suicide is a public health concern that affects many in our community. It is the 12th leading cause of death and over half of Americans have been affected by suicide. Addressing stigma around suicide is critical and being comfortable having open conversations is key for prevention. By participating in Chalk the Walk, Have the Talk, our community can make a difference in helping to shine the light on suicide prevention.
A WEEK OF ACTION TO BEAUTIFY SIDEWALKS
From September 10 – September 16, 2022, beautify the pavement outside your place of business or home (or both!) with heartfelt messages of hope and resilience to promote suicide prevention, mental wellness, and stigma reduction. Use your own chalk or we can provide some for you. Help the community be encouraged to start conversations around mental health!
SHARE WITH US
We hope you enjoy this inspiring activity and will share pictures of your creations with us! Post to your Facebook and/or Instagram pages using the hashtag #BroomeHasHope and tag @BCSAFECoalition during the week of action.
Suicide and substance use are intimately connected. Individuals with a substance use disorder are particularly susceptible to suicide and suicide attempts. With this in mind, two local coalitions comprised of many community members and partnering agencies, work together on prevention initiatives. Both coalitions’ goals align to raise awareness on these public health challenges regarding substance use and suicide risk factors.
Chalk the Walk with us!
If you’re in crisis, Call 1-800-273-8255 or Text GOT5 to 741-741.
Looking for resources? Additional resources for suicide prevention are available here.