September is Suicide Awareness Month, and Baxter Regional Behavioral Health
will be hosting a youth art contest for local schools based on
Project Semicolon (Your Story Is Not Over). The winner will have their art displayed in one of the Baxter Regional
Behavioral Health (BRBH) units and will have their picture with the Behavioral
Health staff in the local media.
Project Semicolon is a national organization dedicated to the prevention
of suicide. Their work is based on the belief that suicide is preventable,
and everyone has a role to play in preventing it. Project Semicolon has
helped more than 5.2 million people since 2013 by providing information
and resources to teens, adults, and parents on dealing with issues from
bullying and self-esteem to depression, anxiety, addiction, and bipolar
disorder. The organization believes that “through raising public
awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the
right tools, we know we can save lives.”
Additionally, on Monday, September 24 from 8 a.m. to noon, BRBH will host
an awareness event in the Lagerborg Dining Room. Behavioral health professionals
will be available to provide information about suicide awareness as well
as the inpatient units at BRMC.
here to learn more about Project Semicolon and the resources they provide.