News

Sep 23, 2015

Suicide Prevention Efforts


With the rising numbers of suicides in both Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, the Community Suicide Intervention Committee, under the auspices of the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental  Health & Developmental Services, focused their prevention efforts on promoting hope, treatment and recovery.

 In concert with King’s College’s Mass Communications  Department (Wilkes-Barre, Pa) Broadcast and Social Media track, the production of several 30-second videos were produced with each relaying a message of hope - sharing life-saving crisis hot lines.

The committee also worked with local television stations and movie theaters expanding critical suicide prevention efforts to thousands of viewers both at home and theater venues.

We hope that you find these suicide prevention messages helpful and encourage you to share these with others. Please visit:  www.mhdslw.org/media