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September has been designated as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday September 10, 2018. This month is meant to provide awareness and remembrance of the victims and survivors of suicide. It is also meant to remind us that Suicide is an international public health issue that is not unique to the Long Island/New York area. To honor the importance of this month, the following activities are planned in the Long Island Region:

Sept 14: Safe TALK at MHA Nassau at 9:30;llr=nmb7fngab&showPage=true#new_tab/

September 16, 2018: Long Island Crisis Center “Let’s Walk, Let’s Talk” at the Long Beach Boardwalk at 10:30

Sept 20 & 21: New York State Suicide Prevention Conference in Albany

Sept 21: Bowling Fundraiser for Suicide Prevention 6:30pm-9:30pm (Farmingdale Lanes) $25.00

Sept 27: SafeTALK in Great River at 9am, email max.banilivy@we​lllifenetwork.o​rg for info

Sept 30: AFSP Out of the Darkness East End Walk at the Riverhead Aquarium 10am.

Outside of September but worth mentioning is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness walk on October 28, 2018 at Jones Beach Field 5

I also urge you to visit the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island’s (SPCLI) Facebook page throughout the month of September to view a listing of daily events you or your agency may want to get involved with to further this cause. For additional information related to suicide prevention/education, please contact Valerie at or at (631) 761-2508.

Thank you for all that each you do to work towards the prevention of suicide!

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