Yellow Ribbon Week is September 10-16, 2017
Get Proclamations declaring suicide prevention week in your area: (The more Proclamations you obtain, the more awareness generated; the more Awareness, the more lives saved!!)
- County Boards
- City Councils
- Chambers of Commerce
- Local School Boards
- Churches/ Ministerial Alliances
- Local Agencies/ Service Organizations
Contact the Mayor’s/Governor’s/School Board's office and request that a week in September be proclaimed as your city’s/state’s/agency's Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week and arrange press coverage.
Locations of world-wide events– will be posted as we receive them. To enable those who want to attend activities in areas world-wide, please let us know location/event list, pictures and stories of your prevention week activities. They will be posted on this website. (If you do not want them posted, please let us know).
We invite you to develop prevention week activities locally, please feel free to use these ideas! Let us know what you are planning/doing!
- Hold a ‘Walk for Life’, ‘Run for Life’, ‘Ride for Life’, a ‘Memory Ceremony’ or other awareness event!
- Release ‘bubbles, balloons, doves or butterflies’.
- Hold a candle lighting memorial.
- Contact local support groups to let them know about the YR Week. Invite them to events, especially the candle lighting and/or memorial events.
- Contact local schools and universities, service groups and agencies to offer to help make cards and yellow ribbon available.
- Offer to place large Yellow Ribbons on school doors, office doors, church doors and youth center doors. Offer to make posters and flyers.
- Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper and contact your local Radio/TV stations emphasizing the epidemic level of youth suicide in the U.S.
- Have an open house or other activity to promote your services and participation in the community. (If you are a service provider agency)
- Help make cards available to public locations: schools, churches, hospitals, businesses, libraries, banks, clubs and service organizations.
- Get ribbon from craft stores and cut small lapel ribbons (in the design of the ones on the cards) to distribute before and at your events.
The Yellow Ribbon is the symbol of Suicide Awareness and Prevention, and for Survivors world-wide! The Heart in the center is in Memory of all of our loved ones!!