Lethal Means Access 2011 Media Campaign

Conference: 2015 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention — Pathway to Suicide Prevention: Working Toward Zero Suicide in Maine

Thursday, May 07, 2015
University of Southern Maine, Portland Workshop/Presentation: A3: The Effective Use of Social Media Messaging to Prevent Suicide
The Center to Prevent Youth Violence

The Rhode Island Department of Health sought to engage in suicide prevention with youth, ages 15-24, through the Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project, a partnership of the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Center to Prevent Youth Violence. In this session, Jeffrey Hill, MS, will share the background of this project and explain simple steps that parents of high school youth can take in their homes to reduce the risk of suicide. He will cover the impact of traditional media, and the evolution of the use of social messaging media to promote means restriction.