Coalition to Spread Positivity in Suicide Prevention Campaign – Cache Valley Daily

LOGAN – The Cache Suicide Prevention Coalition is running a “spread positivity” campaign by creating signs with positive messages and installing them throughout the Cache County community and fairgrounds during the fair.

Heather McKee

The second leading cause of death among young adults is suicide and for every young person it is estimated that up to 200 others have attempted it.

The Coalition hopes that their messages, such as “Be the reason someone smiles today” and “Life is hard, but so are you”, aim to promote the coalition’s mission and increase support for prevention. suicide in our community. The coalition wants to promote awareness, education and resources that they hope will prevent suicide.

Jimmy Birman, coalition chair and executive director of United Way, said the Spread Positivity campaign supports the first part of CSPC’s mission statement of bringing hope to others.

We hope putting up the signs will let people know about an upcoming suicide awareness concert., Monday August 22, 2022, with Alex Boye, multicultural and regional singer. September is Suicide Awareness Month, and the coalition hopes to have signs placed in high traffic areas around Cache Valley throughout the month.

Miranda Fowler

The coalition’s social media hashtag is #BeTheHope.

Birman was inspired to bring this campaign to Cache Valley after seeing a similar campaign in another community. The coalition thought this would be a great way to promote the coalition and its mission statement by encouraging positivity.

The Spreading Positivity campaign was made possible by in-kind donations from Logan Regional Hospital and the Cache Suicide Prevention Coalition. Logan Regional Hospital donated printing of all signs to be installed in the Valley.

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