Chelise Stroud, January 2018
City Hall, San Francisco, CaliforniaAdvocacy
Become an advocate. Learn more about issues, efforts, and legislation affecting suicide prevention. Talk to friends, family, and coworkers. Write letters to editors, make phone calls to your state representatives.
Advocacy can be done in public, in front of small or large crowds. Always speaking up is key. Learn more by clicking on the word 'Advocacy' below.
Nonprofits working on issues related to suicide prevention can use your help. Contact them and ask what you can do. Tell them about your skills. Offer to do something in particular, if you like. Most organizations can use all the help they can get.
If you aren't sure where to start, the website Volunteer Match lists thousands of volunteer needs for all kinds of causes, and if you do a search using the keyword 'suicide,' you will find over a hundred volunteer opportunities, all across the United States. Click below to learn more:
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Funding for suicide prevention efforts is negatively impacted by the stigma around suicide. For effective prevention more research is needed, more treatment is needed, and more resources are needed.
If you're looking for information about which non-profit organizations are addressing issues related to suicide and how they spend their money, Guidestar is an excellent resource.
Guidestar provides information that advances financial report transparency, enables users to make better decisions about where to give their money, and encourages charitable giving. At present, Guidestar reports on over two and half million nonprofits in the United States.
To learn more about an organization, you can search for them by name or keyword. At present over 1,000 organizations show up when you do a search for 'suicide'. Click on the logo below for more information.