If you are looking for a way to support The Center for Suicide Awareness and our work, please look at the suggested opportunities.
Create a Mental Health Awareness Day
Work with your school, organization, or faith-based organization to offer a resource fair. The Center for Suicide Awareness can provide materials for your event.
Organize a Poster Campaign
Do you know the warning signs of suicide? Create materials that share the signs and also with writing messages of encouragement to those who might be struggling.
Organize a Social Media Campaign
Everyone uses social media!! Create an engaging campaign in how to have conversations about mental health and suicide prevention. Breaking the stigma!
Host a Fundraiser
Whatever event will work to raise both awareness around mental health and suicide prevention and raise funds.
We have had meat raffles, to jean days,and are open to your creative ideas!
Purchase Mental Health Resources or Donate Them to Another
We have a wide variety of suicide prevention materials that include wallet cards, brochures, posters, booklets, and more.
Design a T-Shirt, Sticker, or Button Campaign
We love creative people and their ideas! Design a t-shirt, sticker, or button that supports mental well being and suicide prevention.
Create a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day
Dedicate a day to knowing the warning signs of suicide and what to do to prevent suicide. Host a training or workshop.
Organize a Video Game Campaign
Hi, My name is Aaron Wanserski and I am the Center for Suicide Awareness Video Game Outreach Director.
Video games are a part of the Center for Suicide Awareness because we understand the gaming community needs resources. There are more than 2.5 billion people on this planet that play games in some fashion. To be a gamer, you don’t have to have high end equipment or the most expensive console or PC, now a days, you just need a smartphone.
Video games are not just a one-person thing anymore. They are used for social gatherings, competition, and talking to likeminded people all over the world! In fact, The Center for Suicide Awareness has been going to PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) to be featured in their Diversity Lounge! Gaming is inclusive, and so are we.
Prior to doing this, I was a police officer for 12 years. I can tell you that because of that job, I deal with anxiety, depression and PTSD on a daily basis. Gaming has always been a way for me to escape my mental illnesses. I want to share that passion of helping people in the very same way. Seeing both sides, I’ve also learned how to talk with people in crisis and bond with them on a very unique level.
The Center for Suicide Awareness also offers trainings for video games. Did you know that video games can actually be good for your mental health? We offer training to show you just that called "Mental Health and Video Games"! Parents, do you want to connect with your kids and learn about gaming, we offer training for that too called "Press Start for Player 2"! The more we understand about gaming and its culture, the better we can connect with the ones that use it for their coping mechanisms.
On behalf of the Center for Suicide Awareness, thank you for checking out our gaming division. We are happy to be apart of this diverse community and look forward to bringing awareness to suicide and mental health!