"Take 5 has grown each year in recognition and support from people around the world," said Dr. Dan Reidenberg, Managing Director of the NCSP and US Representative to IASP. "By using social media and encouraging people to learn about suicide we are making a difference and saving lives."
This year's WSPD theme is "Connect, Communicate and Care" which embodies preventing suicide. Take 5 incorporates this theme and includes a tool kit with Facebook profile pictures, positive messages, banners, posters and other ways for people to join the movement.
"Everyone has a role in preventing suicide, and the Take 5 campaign makes it simple to get involved in suicide prevention and easy to share with friends and family, colleagues, or on your social media sites," Reidenberg said. "Take 5 shares five of the most important tools we know of in preventing suicide, and you can learn all five from your home, work or smart phone."
To learn more or to get involved in the Take 5 to Save Lives campaign, visit www.take5tosavelives.org. To show your support for World Suicide Prevention Day, join the virtual Facebook event hosted by the International Association for Suicide Prevention. https://www.facebook.com/events/1054474904622617/
Suicide is a global public health concern and the 10th leading cause of death in the USA. The NCSP works to advance suicide prevention through leadership, advocacy, and a collective voice.
American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Jason Foundation
The Jed Foundation
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
The Trevor Project
Dr. Daniel J. Reidenberg, PsyD
Managing Director, NCSP
Executive Director, SAVE
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SOURCE National Council for Suicide Prevention