What Have Youth Done?
The Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) worked with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program from
2000-2007. During that time MYAN partnered with youth from all
over the state to create products and materials and conducted
research to help reduce youth suicide in our state.
Some of the results of that work include:
- the creation of realistic role plays for Lifelines (the statewide youth suicide prevention curriculum that is used in high school health classes),
- CAL wallet cards (Caring About Lives) that are shaped conveniently to keep information about local suicide prevention resources,
- a prevention poster and book covers,
- public service announcements, and
- research conducted by youth on where youth and adults get information on youth suicide.
MYAN is proud of the work that has been accomplished by the youth of Maine and will continue to recognize that youth input and insight into youth suicide prevention is essential to both reducing youth suicide and also increasing awareness of this important health topic.
To learn more about MYAN contact Deb Bicknell at email@example.com.
How to Get Involved?
The best way to become involved is to first call the Maine Suicide Prevention Program at (207) 622-7566
ext 243. It is important for adults in your school or community
to have some training in suicide prevention so that if you
are interested in helping to educate your peers on this topic
that you have the support from them. Staff at the Maine Suicide Prevention Program will talk to you about the steps
needed to getting your school or community started in youth
suicide prevention. If you are interested in helping out, give
us a call.