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2018 Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Events Calendar


August 31 – International Overdose Awareness Day RELEASE | REFLECT|CONNECT, Contact for more information: 540.981.7357 allin@carilionclinic.org

September 3 – Like #AskingSaves on Facebook and Twitter – Support suicide prevention in your region – Take the Pledge! http://www.askingsaveskids.org/content/about-ask

September 4 – Visit the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention website: http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/home to learn more how community can support suicide prevention

September 8 – Roanoke Youth Summit 2018 hosted by the Roanoke Youth Services Board: 10am-2pm @ Patrick Henry High School open to middle & high school aged youth and their parents; register at Roanoke City Parks and Recreation, Free

September 9 – National Suicide Prevention Day; visit American Association of Suicidology for ideas to support suicide prevention: http://www.suicidology.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week

September 9-15 – National Suicide Prevention Week Post the 2018 Suicide Prevention Week graph as your profile picture Visit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - AFSP: https://afsp.org/campaigns/national-suicide-prevention-week-2018 Help Prevent Youth Suicide: Visit U OK? http://www.suicidology.org/ncpys/u-ok-program

September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day: https://iasp.info/wspd2018/

September 11 – safeTALK training, Suicide alertness for everyone, 5:30pm – 8:30 pm, Fincastle Library, 11 Academy St.,Fincastle, VA, To register please email Sheila Lythgoe at slythgoe@brbh.org see flyer

September 14 – Movie Suicide: The Ripple Effect; Expert panel discussion to follow, 9:30am @ Grandin Theater, 1310 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA, Free, see flyer

Lock and Talk means safety campaign kickoff/ Press conference, 1:00pm CoLab, 1327 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA https://www.sprc.org/video/reducing-access-to-means

September 16 – The Henry Street Festival http://harrisonmuseum.com/28th-annual-henry-street-heritage-festival/

September 18 – Youth Mental Health First Aid Class: 8:30am - 5:00pm, @ Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare, 301 Elm Ave., Roanoke; To register please email Sheila Lythgoe at slythgoe@brbh.org; fee $25, see flyer. Free Yoga https://www.downtownroanoke.org/do/free-yoga-for-the-people-roanoke

September 20 – Adult Mental Health First Aid Class: 8:30am - 5:00pm, @ Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare, 301 Elm Ave., Roanoke; To register please email Linda Lambert at llambert@brbh.org; fee $25

September 21 – Learn about the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK and get involved in supporting your community, https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

September 22 – Adult Mental Health First Aid Class: sponsored by Physicians Assistants Foundation, BRBH and Roanoke Public Libraries 8:30am – 5:00pm, @ Williamson Road Library, Roanoke, For information hl640@georgetown.edu To register https://bit.ly/2M9xLyV Free, see flyer

October 4 & 5 – ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, 8:30am – 5:00pm, Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare, 3517 Brandon Ave, Roanoke, VA Registration: Contact Linda Lambert at llambert@brbh.org or 540.982.1427, see flyer

October 6 – Out of the Darkness Walk, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention @ Roanoke College: Walk to Fight Suicide; register at afsp.org/salem-roanoke

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