District projectProject Semicolon
- Pay more attention to mental health and well-being and encourage it in others.
- Support a loved one/friend/colleague who is living with a mental health issue or illness, who is going through a difficult time, is struggling with suicidal thoughts or has lost a loved one to suicide.
- Refrain from using the phrase ‘commit suicide’ or successful suicide and instead say ‘died by suicide’
- Encourage people that it’s ok to talk about suicide.
- Take a suicide alertness or intervention training such as SafeTALK or ASIST or Mental Health First Aid. Just like we learn physical first aid skills we can also learn emotional first aid skills. Encourage families, friends, co-workers, faith groups, coaches to take training in your community. Raise funds and host one!
- Host a Project Semicolon event in your community if one does not already exist.
Although Project Semicolon does not offer services where you can help out each week, there are different ways you can help from your home including assisting in:
- Updating Resources
- Website and Educational Material
- Sub-Committee Help
- Hosting Fundraisers
- Creating courses
- Lead a Weekly Webinar Meeting on a Mental Health topic
- Start a Silo of Project Semicolon in your community
If you are interested in being added to the Project Semicolon volunteer list, please let us know your area, some general areas of interest and any skills you would like us to know about. When opportunities arise, we will send it out to yourself and other potential volunteers.
What We Do
Project Semicolon is an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can save lives.
Project Semicolon is a national nonprofit organization that works at the international, national, state and local levels to prevent suicide using a public health model in suicide prevention; concentrating its efforts on education and awareness. Over the years, Project Semicolon’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers have included survivors who bring a special affinity for suicide prevention, along with other skills, to ensure organizational growth, development and effective management and operational talents to the agency.
Why Project Semicolon?
Within the belief that suicide is generally preventable, the mission of Project Semicolon is to help reduce the incidents of suicide in the world through connected community and greater access to information and resources. We believe that suicide prevention is the collective responsibility of each and every person on the planet.