Advocacy & Public Policy
As Field Advocates we are active in our communities to support legislation and give a voice to those who suffer from mental illnesses and lost loved ones to suicide. Our Utah Chapter has worked closely with local legislators in creating laws that require educators to receive 2 hours of suicide prevention training as well as support for schools to host parent seminars and bring awareness to communities. Our board chair has facilitated training for hundreds of teachers, parents, emergency personnel and those who want to know how they can join the fight and save a life. We play an active role on the state suicide prevention coalition and lend support to the many organizations engaged in building resiliency and removing stigma surrounding mental disorders and suicide.
Our chapter is actively engaged in advocating for local, state, and national policies that we believe will help prevent suicide.
We need your help to spread the word that prevention is possible and ensure that public policies make a difference.
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