Wednesday, May 18, 2022

LDH launches suicide prevention campaign in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month


BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Might 1st marks the primary day of Psychological Well being Consciousness Month.

In response to the American Basis for Suicide Prevention, on common, one particular person dies each 12 hours from suicide in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Division of Well being (LDH) is launching a suicide prevention marketing campaign with the objective of honoring Psychological Well being Consciousness Month.

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LDH says the marketing campaign theme is: I AM SAVED: Staying Alive, Valuing Each Day.

On Sunday, Might 1 the marketing campaign launch occasion will probably be held on the Predominant Library positioned at 7711 Goodwood Blvd. from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Organizers say audio system on the occasion will embody representatives from LDH, together with religion and neighborhood members.

Through the occasion, there will probably be a vigil to recollect family members misplaced to suicide.

LDH will even share recommendations on how the neighborhood can come collectively to stop suicide deaths in addition to introduce upcoming occasions centered on psychological well being.

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