MAYORS CHALLENGE

TO PREVENT SUICIDE

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VETS365 HAS JOINED the Mayor’s CHALLENGE! We Pledge to:

•Learn about Risk and protective factors for suicide*

•Learn about Warning signs for suicide*

•Learn how to talk about suicide and use safe messaging practices*

 

We will promote PREVENTS’ efforts, to include:

•Initiate conversations in my community about suicide prevention efforts and support such efforts where and how we can

     •Share social media messages from PREVENTS and/or promoting PREVENTS activities across social media channels

     •Encourage other individuals to take the PREVENTS Pledge

     •Seek opportunities to volunteer for local mental health and suicide prevention events and efforts. 

When we talk about suicide, we will:

     •Use safe messaging

     •Encourage others to utilize PREVENTS’ resources to maintain their emotional well-being

     •Share PREVENTS information with friends, family members, co-workers, and/or classmate

​ACTIVITIES:

 

Two Educational Events coming up on ZOOM:

 

10/21/2020 10:00 am P.T. Meeting ID: 726 9925 4268
10/28/2020 10:00 am P.T. Meeting ID: 749 3784 8127

 

In response to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) invitation in December 2017, the city of Las Vegas is participating in the National Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. Participation in the Mayor’s Challenge provides us with additional tools to advance our public health initiative of developing action items in seven priority areas to prevent suicide among all service members, veterans and their families.
 
LAS VEGAS PREVENTION PRIORITIES:
1. Promoting Connectedness
2. Teaching Coping and Problem Solving Skills
3. Identifying and Support People at Risk
4. Create Protective Environments
5. Strengthening Access and Delivery of Suicidal Care
6. Strengthening Economic Supports
7. Lessening Harms and Preventing Future Risk
SERVING:• Uniformed Service Members• National Guard• The Reserves• Veterans• Families of all of the above
 
KEY ACTION ITEMS:
• Identifying veterans from existing partnerships not in VA services.
• Recognize what services are already provided and see if we can leverage them to other populations.
• Promote best practices on problem solving and coping skills.
• Provide mental health training to gun show owners in identifying at risk consumers.
• Connect service members to our community.
• And always reach out to those in need.  AMONG SERVICE MEMBERS,VETERANS and THEIR FAMILIES

LAS VEGAS VETERANS SERVICES: CLICK HERE

For more information, please contact Kellee Nash 702.229.5931

knash@lasvegasnevada.gov or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/veterans

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