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September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

September 10, 2017 is World Suicide Prevention Day. In an effort to raise awareness on this day and throughout the month of September, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the AAEM Resident and Student Association (RSA) have been hard at work planning a number of campaign activities. See below to learn more about what AAEM and RSA are doing and how you can get involved too!


Take 5 to Save Lives

AAEM has partnered with the Take 5 to Save Lives campaign. The five steps identified by the National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) are:

  1. Learn the signs
  2. Do your part
  3. Practice self-care
  4. Reach out
  5. Spread the word

Learn more about the Take 5 to Save Lives campaign and download the images!



AAEM and RSA have also partnered with the #BeThe1To campaign. #BeThe1To is a campaign organized by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Mental Health Association of New York City. AAEM has partnered with 6 other emergency medicine organizations to customize this campaign for emergency physicians. The partner organizations include:

  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP)
  • Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)
  • Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA)
  • AAEM Resident and Student Association (RSA)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

Download the emergency medicine #BeThe1To graphics kit to share and spread the word!



RSA and CORD have collaborated on two new PSAs. Throughout the month of September, you will see videos of Dr. Christopher Doty sharing his story and a collaboration with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Mental Health Association of New York City, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Just Ask - World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

I Would Call - A Suicide Prevention PSA by RSA & CORD


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