Zero Suicides for Indiana Youth

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In Indiana, the second leading cause of death among teens is suicide. Community Health Network partnered with Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis to launch a new initiative to address this statewide problem. Together, they created a text service as part of their “Zero Suicides for Indiana Youth” campaign. Now, any young person experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings can text HELPNOW to 20121 and be instantly connected to a trained mental health responder. The staff at the hotline consists of mental health professions who are trained through Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis.

Axiomport supplied marketing and advertising support for the campaign, creating TV and radio spots, and life-size interactive ads that will be placed in a misting station at Victory Field during the Indianapolis Indians baseball games. Community Health Network will also be initiating an outreach program working with local schools.

A grant provided by The Glick Fund made the text-for-help initiative technology possible. To find out more, visit Community Health Network’s Newsroom or zerosuicide.sprc.org.

 

Zero Suicides for Indiana Youth

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