In addition to honoring Recovery Happens Month, San Mateo County will be joining statewide and nationwide efforts for the follow Suicide Prevention (SPM) observances.
Suicide Prevention Month (September)
National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10-16)
World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)
SPM is one of the best times of the year where we can honor those affected by suicide and inspire action to prevent suicide.
The 2023 SPM theme is #ShareHopeTogether. The act of sharing, whether that be sharing hope, stories, time, resources or experiences, can serve as a powerful tool in suicide prevention. San Mateo County’s SPM will feature a variety of virtual and in-person events, advocacy days and a communication campaign. For the latest updates on SPM, visit SMCHealth.org/SPM.
There will be six $200-300 mini-grants to help fund six events or projects that support the previously mentioned theme and are under one of the below four areas to advance community resilience (more details in the application).
Celebrating and Grieving (1 mini-grantee) – September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day
Community Engagement (at least 1 mini-grantee)
Personal Identity (at least 1 mini-grantee)
Learning (at least 1 mini-grantee)
If you would like to apply for above mini-grants, please complete this online form by Wednesday, August 16. If you would like to propose multiple events, please submit a separate application for each mini-grant you are applying for since they would be separate events.
Thank you for all you do to prevent suicide in our community.
Sylvia Tang (she/her)
Co-chair, Suicide Prevention Committee
Office of Diversity and Equity
San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services