National Suicide Prevention Hotline

2004 – Task Force is Funded

2004 – Task Force is Funded

The Governor’s Proclamation Ceremony commemorating National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, the first full week after Labor Day week, was held. In 2004, the ASPTF received $25,000 for a statewide billboard campaign. I believe each of the major cities in Alabama had 3-4 billboards of two different sizes. This included Birmingham (I am sure) and possibly Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery areas. The $25,000 was provided by the Alabama Dept of Youth Services. The billboards were designed by the ADPH graphics dept. They also worked with the Dept of MH&MR for the best deal and locations. The billboards were located in rural and urban areas across the state. Additionally, our Task Force developed a logo and three sets of a three sided exhibit board on the task force and suicide prevalence in Alabama that many persons used around the three regions of the state.