Mental Health Awareness Funding Campaigns
We join efforts with hundreds of people statewide to raise money for vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives.
Funding For Suicide Prevention Research Matters
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the amount of funding given to other leading causes of death’s research. Learn the latest published statistics on suicide from their National Suicide Facts and Figures Sheet.
In the last 10 years, the United States has invested federal funding into the research of leading causes of death like HIV/AIDS, heart disease, and prostate cancer. Major progress has led to decreased mortality rates. It’s time to do the same with suicide.
To reduce suicide rates, reliable research is needed to accurately identify who is at risk, how to reach him/her, and how to deter them from acting on suicidal thoughts. Funding for suicide prevention programs will increase expert ability to research, intervene, and ultimately end suicide.
What have we learned from research?
- Suicide is related to brain functions that affect decision-making and behavioral control, making it difficult for people to find positive solutions.
- Limiting a person’s access to methods of killing themselves dramatically decreases suicide rates in communities.
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How do I get involved?
Our fundraising campaigns enable women and the general public to bring attention to suicide prevention as they raise the resources needed to carry out our mission.
Working with various organizations, we facilitate fundraising activities that support new research aimed at contributing to the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention.
Please contact us for additional information or register for an upcoming fundraising event.
4 Reasons to Participate in Fundraising Activities
Give to a worthy cause and feel great: Giving feeds the spirit, lifts you out of your own daily problems, and reminds you of the influence we have when we come together for a single cause.
Meet new people: Everyone is there of their own choice for a common goal, so it is a friendly and open environment in which to make new connections.
Sense of community: Participating in a charitable event gives you a welcome shot of personal satisfaction and creates a true sense of community.
Inspiration: There is nothing quite as inspirational as witnessing others in action for a cause they believe in.
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