We believe strongly that the media can play an important role in educating the public about suicide prevention and in bringing a heightened awareness and sensitivity to the stigma surrounding mental illness. With your help the public can gain knowledge of available resources to become active partners in addressing their own mental health needs, as well as those in their community.
Volunteer crisis counselors listen for feelings spoken and unspoken, without judgement — and with respect. Response volunteers demonstrate the impact of citizen service 24 hours a day. We invite you to share their story and to celebrate the difference they make in our community — one phone call at a time.
For information on responsible media coverage when reporting on suicide, Response Crisis Center recommends the Media Guidelines of the American Association of Suicidology.
For more information on suicide statistics and warning signs, visit websites for the American Association of Suicidology (www.suicidology.com), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org), and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (www.sprc.org).