Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vote For Suicide Prevention

The American Federation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has a chance to be awarded one million dollars in the "Chase Community Giving" program being conducted on Facebook.

This week only (through Friday, Jan. 22), Facebook users can vote for up to five non-profit organizations among 100 that were nominated in an earlier round. If AFSP receives the top award, it will expand a pilot depression awareness and suicide prevention program to college campuses nationwide.

You must be a Facebook user to participate.

-Click here to go to its website and follow instructions on how to vote.

-Tell as many family and friends as possible through "social networking" means suck as Facebook and Twitter or by simply forwarding this notice to them by e-mail

-Ask them to vote and also help spread the word to as many people as possible by Friday, Jan 22

-Suicide is the third leading cause of death among college age youth.

For more information on Suicide and other mental illness, visit the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania website.