Family & Children’s Services marks National Suicide Prevention Month with a campaign “Tomorrow Needs You.” Through the campaign, F&CS raises awareness, encourages honest conversations about suicide, and shares prevention best practices and where to ask for help.
What’s planned this month
ALL MONTH: OK State of Mind Podcast specials
SEPT 8-26: Chalkings and bracelet making at various locations
SEPT. 7: Owasso Gathering on Main, 167-199 S Main St., Owasso, 5 to 7 p.m.
SEPT. 9: F&CS COPES honored during FC Tulsa vs. Phoenix Rising game, ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave., Tulsa, 7:30 p.m.
SEPT. 17: “On the Suicidal Mind” with author Clancy Martin, Magic City Books, Algonquin Room, 221 E. Archer, Tulsa, 2 p.m.
SEPT. 30: Out of the Darkness Walk – Riverwalk Crossing, 300 Riverwalk Terrace, Jenks, 10 a.m. CLICK HERE TO WALK WITH F&CS
OCT. 7: Riding for Warriors Rally (for veterans and first responders) – Broken Arrow Events Park, 21101 E 101st St., Broken Arrow, 1 to 5 p.m.
Tomorrow Needs You Chalking and Bead-Making Bracelet events
|KIPP Middle and High Schools – Sept. 8||Carver Middle School – TBD|
|Booker T. Washington High School – Sept. 9||F&CS Graves location – Sept. 12|
|Union High School – Sept. 12||F&CS Lapidus location – Sept. 13|
|Will Rogers High School – Sept. 21||F&CS Salvation Army location – Sept. 14|
|Cascia Hall – TBD||F&CS Osage Hills location – Sept. 26|
|Jenks Middle School – TBD|
In addition, F&CS will be taking a closer look at key elements from “Talk Saves Lives,” an education program created by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. These tips include how to spot the warning signs for someone contemplating suicide and how to get help. Themes will feature “It’s OK to Ask for Help,” “Talk Saves Lives,” and “Tomorrow Needs You.” Videos will be shared on F&CS’s Facebook and Instagram feeds. Suicide Prevention training will be provided to KIPP Middle and High School staff, Union High School student leadership class, Will Rogers High School (all students) and Cascia Hall yearly training (all freshmen).