Governor Hochul Announces Digital Campaign to Raise Awareness During Suicide Prevention Month

PSAs and Other Initiatives Strengthen New York’s Suicide Prevention Efforts

Governor’s Proclamation Declares September 10 Suicide Prevention Day in New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a new digital public service announcement and other initiatives to raise awareness of suicide prevention and advise New Yorkers of available resources across the state. The Governor also issued a proclamation recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month and September 10 as Suicide Prevention Day in New York.

“Every suicide is a tragedy — especially because suicide can be prevented. As we recognize Suicide Prevention Month, I urge all New Yorkers to know the warning signs and how they can reach out for immediate help, for themselves or for others.” Governor Hochul said. “Our initiatives have a specific focus on young New Yorkers, as we know that this past year has been particularly difficult for children and teenagers who had to participate in online learning due to COVID-19. That’s why I believe it’s so important to emphasize that we, as a community and as a state, need to support our children and families to help ensure happiness and success.”

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