In 2015, more than 1300 Arizonans died by suicide. Stakeholders in Arizona are coming together during the next few weeks to have more conversations about what can be done to prevent suicide. Events include:
- Thursday, September 15th from 7-8:30 pm: Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale is hosting an event tomorrow concerning mental health crises and law enforcement.
- Friday, September 16th from 10 am- 2pm: The Prescott Area Recovery Day at the Square is holding a series of speakers and events on the courthouse steps.
- There is a free webinar in October concerning preventing tribal suicide deaths in Arizona: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3953485749207965700
- Thursday, October 13 from 8am-5 pm: The Governor’s office and the Department of Veteran Services are sponsoring a free day-long tribal summit concerning suicide prevention at the WeeKoPaw Resort. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-az-american-indian-veterans-town-hall-and-benefits-presentation-tickets-26825008322
The majority of those who died by suicide in Arizona, and nationally, are Caucasian males aged 65 and older. Guns and prescription drugs are the most common means. If you or someone you love is considering suicide, please call: 1-800-273-8255. Together, we can prevent suicide!