At 5B Suicide Prevention Alliance, we focus our efforts on reducing stigma, creating common language, connecting people to helping resources, and ultimately ending suicides in our community. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
The 5B Suicide Prevention Alliance, comprised of Blaine County citizens and organizations is working to prevent suicide and educate our community about mental health. We bring together the voices of mental health advocates and providers, the medical community, public and private schools, law enforcement the faith community, social service agencies, parents, and loved ones. Contact us for more information.
Our strategy is to build an understanding of the many ways that suicide impacts a community. We will raise up the partners in our community that are already working on projects that support suicide prevention. We will implement awareness campaigns and educational events that share the facts, figures, stories, and the ripple effects of suicide in our community
“We are at a crossroads when it comes to how our society addresses mental health. We know that one in five of our citizens has a diagnosable mental health condition, and that more Americans are expected to die this year by suicide than in car accidents. While many of us are comfortable acknowledging publicly our physical suffering, for which we almost always seek help, many more of us privately experience mental suffering, for which we almost never reach out.” (October 2016 changedirection.org)
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