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File #: RES 21-1605    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/10/2021
Title: Recognizing Hope for the Day's 2021 National Suicide Prevention and action awareness throughout the City.
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang, Jane L. Prince, Dai Thao, Amy Brendmoen, Rebecca Noecker, Chris Tolbert, Mitra Jalali
Recognizing Hope for the Day's 2021 National Suicide Prevention and action awareness throughout the City.
WHEREAS, the National Suicide Prevention + Action Month Proclamation was created to raise visibility of local mental health resources and suicide prevention services available with the goal of de-stigmatizing mental health through conversations, reducing the impacts and rates of suicide, and connecting people to resources and support; and
WHEREAS, According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death among adults, and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34 in the US; and
WHEREAS, more than 48,000 people died by suicide across the United States in 2018, with an average of 132 suicides completed daily; and
WHEREAS, each and every suicide directly impacts a minimum of 100 additional people, including family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and community members; and
WHEREAS, global organizations like Hope For The Day (HFTD) and our local mental health partners serve on the front lines of a war that many still refuse to discuss, as stigma regarding suicide and mental health issues is far too prevalent; and
WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council encourages all residents to take the time to understand the importance of mental health education and recognize that taking care of ourselves and others includes taking care of mental health; and
WHEREAS, The City of Saint Paul further encourages residents to share about HFTD’s 74 mental health care programs citywide; and
WHEREAS, locations across the city are Open Cities Health Center on 916 Rice Street, Open Cities Health Center on 409 North Dunlap Street, Outpatient Counseling on 1246 University Avenue West, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - Individual and Family Counseling on 700 Snelling Avenue South and Avivo - Adult Mental Health Services on 1450 Energy Park Drive and more resources of information ar...

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