Monday, 9/5: Kicks off the”Tough Enough to Talk” campaign. Look for table top cards in local coffee shops. These encourage people to discuss suicide, provides warning signs, and information on where to get help.
Tuesday, 9/6: Storm the Rath Building in Yellow Press Conference event and Flag Raising Ceremony. Presenting to address Suicide Prevention include Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein, Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Ranney, Dr. Sigrid Pechenik from New York State Office of Mental Health, Crisis Services CEO Jessica Pirro, Suicide Prevention Coalition Coordinator Olivia Retallack, a survivor of suicide loss and a Proclamation by County Executive Mark Poloncarz. Please join us at 2 pm on the steps of the Rath Building and wear yellow to show your support.
Thursday, 9/8: Suicide Prevention: The Crucial Role of Primary Care Physicians is being held at the Darwin Martin House. This prevention training is for Primary care doctors and nurse practitioners to encourage and refresh them on mental health screening in correlation to suicide. This important event will include presentations from community leaders, an update on local and national data, Trauma Informed Care, and Safety Planning. Click here to register.
Saturday, 9/10: World Suicide Day, and the Out of the Darkness Walk at Delaware Park. Please click here if you are interested in participating.
Both the Peace Bridge and Niagara Falls will be lit yellow on the night of September 10th.