The mission of the SAFE Task Force of Allegheny County is to prevent suicide by raising awareness, breaking the stigma, and providing culturally-sensitive support, education, and resources to the community.
The SAFE (Suicide Awareness for Everyone) Task Force of Allegheny County was established in 2020 in an effort to break the stigma surrounding suicide and raise awareness of community resources to prevent suicide. The Task Force of Allegheny County is a coalition of organizations including community providers, government agencies, and advocacy nonprofits. SAFE is supported by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and coordinated by NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, the state organization for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
If you are interested in joining the task force, please complete the recruitment form. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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One person dies by suicide every 11 minutes in the United States. Suicide is a leading cause of death that takes a staggering toll on individuals, families, and communities, and it is a serious public health concern affecting all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, or age.
In young people, suicide ranks as the second leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10 to 14. For children under age 12, research shows that Black children have a higher rate of suicide death than White children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, veterans, people who live in rural areas, sexual and gender minorities, middle-aged adults, and tribal populations may disproportionately experience factors linked to suicide.
The SAFE Task Force of Allegheny County is dedicated to raising awareness of suicide, eliminating the stigma, and sharing support and educational resources that can save lives. Allegheny County tracks deaths by suicide through an interactive data dashboard with information from 2002 to the present.
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