About the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign
2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 to remember moms lost to maternal suicide, and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality.
Learn more about the moms who have lost their lives to maternal suicide here.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week & Maternal Suicide Awareness
National Suicide Prevention Week (September 9-15, 2019) is an annual campaign hosted by the American Association of Suicidology in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide.
Learn more at: https://www.aas365.org/
The Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign runs from September 9-13, 2019. 2020 Mom will share Maternal Suicide Awareness facts and resources in e-news and social media.
LinkedIn: @2020 Mom
World Suicide Prevention Day & Maternal Suicide Remembrance Day Vigil
Join 2020 Mom on World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD2019, September 10, 2019, for a virtual vigil to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and raise awareness about maternal suicide.
You Can Get Involved in the Following Ways:
Wear a Purple Ribbon and Blue Dot
Consider wearing your purple ribbon and blue dot button during Suicide Awareness Week or Maternal Suicide Awareness Day or just wear a blue dot button.
Get your blue dot button here.
Light a Candle in Remembrance of Moms Lost
Light a candle anytime between 6pm and 9pm your local time in remembrance of moms lost to maternal suicide. Consider posting a picture on social media and describing why you lit a candle. Tag @2020Mom
Use any or all of the following hashtags:
About World Suicide Prevention Day:
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on September 10th every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to host World Suicide Prevention Day.