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What is "Drive Out Suicide"???

Category: UncategorizedPublished on 2013 Sep, 17

What is "Drive Out Suicide"?

It is an exciting new suicide prevention awareness campaign spearheaded by the PA Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition.


We are excited to spread the word about suicide prevention to people across the Commonwealth. We are targeting the average person with two messages - first, that help is available for people who are considering suicide, and second, to stop suicides in PA.


Let us start by saying that if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number.


It is available 24/7, and a special line has been -established for our veterans by calling this number and pressing 1. 


Here is what the suicide prevention campaign comprises:


We are placing large window-clings on the backs of volunteer drivers' cars and dispatching them across 5 regions of Pennsylvania. Each driver will drive their car in their local areas for at least 2 weeks, going to their places of work, where they shop for groceries, the local mall... The window-cling will include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, a message that help is available, and a link to this blog.


We are planning to kick off the campaign on Monday, September 23 in Harrisburg. More details will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, if you are interested in becoming a driver, please email us at info@preventsuicidepa.org and we will be happy to get you more details.


Join us in spreading awareness of suicide prevention and help us save lives!!!

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Sally Cohick | 2013 Oct 29 9:07 AM
I just heard about this and would love to participate, I am involved with the Stay project, a photography exhibit that is being headed by a local photographer Ralph Wilson and will be displayed at the rotunda in 2014, I am also a. Walker/ supporter of out of the darkness, my story is about my son who lost his life by suicide Aug,2012. I would love to be involved as we need to create awareness and let those suffering know that they can see the light of a new day!
Jerold N. Ross Sr. | 2013 Sep 20 4:39 PM
I am the Chief Deputy Coroner in Lycoming County Pa. I work with other local professionals in a cooperative suicide prevention committee. I have a car with more than enough room for you decal and would love to help in this effort. I wish I could have had this prior to Sunday September 22 when I will be working at the Out of the darkness walk in Montoursville Indian Park.
Shannon Good | 2013 Sep 18 7:08 PM
I want to be a driver. Please contact me!

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