End Stigma During Suicide Awareness Month
September is Suicide Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health, to end stigma associated with needing and accessing help, and to advocate and promote programs, services and strategies that reduce suicide in New Jersey and around the world. According to the World Health Organization, a person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. Every death is a tragedy that is felt by family, friends and entire communities. Every death is preventable. In recognition of the current youth mental health crisis, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families has two public service announcements it is sharing this month. Please feel free to share these on your social media channels. Thank you.
Children’s System of Care Public Service Announcement (intended for parents):
- 60 second format in Englishand Spanish
- 30 second format in Englishand Spanish
- 15 second format in Englishand Spanish
Youth Suicide Prevention Public Service Announcement (intended for youth):
– New Jersey Department of Children and Families