Thursday, September 22, 2011

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

SAVE was one of the nation's first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide and was a co-founding member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention. Their history and growth from an all-volunteer, small grassroots group of passionate survivors led them to what is one of today's leading national not-for-profit organizations with staff dedicated to prevent suicide. This site, along with their work, is based on the foundation and belief that suicide should no longer be considered a hidden or taboo topic and that through raising awareness and educating the public, they can SAVE lives.

SAVE cannot operate without the generous support of individual, corporate, foundation, and event support. They also rely heavily on volunteers for their speaker's bureau, office help, events, conferences, and raising awareness in every city.
SAVE provides resources centered on suicide prevention and coping with loss due to suicide. Educational brochures for adults and youth are available for community prevention programs, schools, health care professionals, businesses and for individuals concerned with suicide prevention. These valuable tools provide an excellent opportunity to build community awareness as well as help those in need.

They at SAVE believe that suicide is preventable and that suicide prevention works. In order to accomplish Their mission and goals, they use the public health model along with a media campaign to raise awareness of suicide. They use an educational approach to dispel the myths about suicide, and to let others know about the realities surrounding what in 1999 the former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher called a "public health crisis." On the following pages you will find information and resources that will help you if you are suicidal or if you know someone who is.

If you are suicidal or you think someone you know is, they want you to know that help is available and recovery is possible! Start by learning the warning signs, and do whatever you can to get yourself or someone you care about to the help they need so that they can return to living a fully functioning life.

SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

In memory of 14 year-old Jamey Rodemey.  Click here

Know the warning signs.

Be a voice.

Make a difference in your community.

Don't be silenced.