RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Youth Suicide Prevention PSA Contest
January 7, 2014

The Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (PAYSPI) has announced the Second Annual Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest for youth suicide prevention. The 2013 contest was a huge success, with powerful and encouraging messages communicated by youth across Pennsylvania. RCPA is a member of the PAYSPI leadership and is working to disseminate information about this important project to schools that have partnered with RCPA members. Please share this contest information with those school administrators, counselors, and other school and Intermediate Unit stakeholders and partners with whom you work.

All submissions must be received by February 28 to be considered for the contest. Details about the contest, including official rules, a downloadable flyer, the application form, and help guiding students in their messaging, are available on the PAYSPI web site. Last year’s winning entries are also available. The impact of youth on one another often holds more weight than many efforts adults can make on young lives. PAYSPI will once again utilize this power to engage youth in developing PSAs focused on suicide awareness and prevention.

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