Suicide Prevention Week
The week starting September 6 is Suicide Prevention Week. This week we launched a juried online exhibition of prints created by talented printmakers on the topic of suicide prevention.
We will also share additional information/artwork and mental health resources on our social media channels throughout the week to help spread awareness and shed light on this difficult topic.
If you or someone you know is in crisis:
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.
If you are a veteran, dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone or send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder. You can also start a confidential online chat session at veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat.
If you are Black and looking to find a licensed Black therapist, click here.
If you live in Riverside County, you can also call 951-686-HELP, the Riverside County Crisis & Suicide Helpline or call 211 through Community Connect. Like the National Suicide Lifeline (800-273-TALK), they provide emotional support and suicide prevention, but also provide accurate and culturally-competent referrals to thousands of local resources for ongoing support.
For additional resources, visit the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Call for Prose/Poetry (Part 2 is still open)
The Riverside Art Museum and Inlandia Institute invite you to submit a written piece on the theme of suicide prevention.
Guidelines for Writers:
All genres accepted. Length: Maximum 500 words (double-spaced prose) or 3 pages (poetry, all forms). There are two opportunities for response:
Respond to the general theme of suicide prevention and submit before August 28.
- Respond to one of the individual online exhibition artworks that will be on view beginning September 6 (exhibition will launch September 8 due to Labor Day weekend). Submit before September 20.
Selected works will be included in a series on the Inlandia Literary Journeys blog, the Riverside Art Museum’s social media accounts, and/or included in the online exhibition.
- Submissions must include your real name, email, and phone number.
- Multiple entries accepted.
- If selected, a permissions release form will be required that clearly indicates the work is solely your own original work and that you consent to our including it in the exhibit, on social media, and/or the blog series on the Inlandia: A Literary Journey (www.inlandiajournal.org)
Email your submissions as a Word document (.doc, .docx) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Suicide Prevention Project:” and your name. Example: “Suicide Prevention Project: Your Name”.