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Upcoming Events
 Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day at the Capitol - March 20, 2014
Join us for this years 12th Annual Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol!
Attend the Community Advocate Team Training and Hike the Hill with
other Survivors, Family and Friends bringing the voice of our
communities to the ears of our legislators!
 
Creating Political Will is simple. All you have to do is voice your beliefs
to people of influence. Even if you aren’t a public speaker, you can change
the minds of others. When you voice your beliefs with passion, you
persuade. Legislators are people just like us, with lives and families and
interests like yours. They are doing a job for us, representing us, and so
they need to know what we think and how we feel. Only we can tell them
how their actions in the legislature can make a difference in real people’s
lives.
 
Won’t you share your story?
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
9 AM TO 2:45 PM
STATE CAPITOL, SOUTH ROTUNDA, ATLANTA, GEORGIA 

Camp SOS - Family Camp for families who have lost a loved one to suicide - May 9, 10, 11, 2014
 
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Welcome to SPAN-GA

Suicide Prevention Action Network - Georgia, is a 501C(3) organization created in 2003 to reduce completed and attempted suicide in Georgia. Its focus is on creating public awareness and public/political will to provide resources to implement the Georgia State Suicide Prevention Plan. SPAN-GA empowers survivors of completed suicides, attempters of suicide, and supporters of suicide prevention to become actively involved in educating private and public citizens to the emotional and financial costs of suicide in Georgia. SPAN-GA succeeds SPAN USA, which moved to Washington D.C. in 2003. 

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Join the GA CATS

ImageSuicide is a crisis in our state and our communities!  
Do you wonder how you can help? Do you wish you could be a part of the solution?   
Well here's how!  Join the GA CATS!!

The GA CAT's is a grassroots' Community Action Team made up of Georgian's creating suicide prevention/survivor support awareness, education, advocacy and resources in their communities.    SPAN-GA is the central hub providing resources and support for these individuals and organizations conducting community based activities to broaden the scope of our statewide reach to impact the crisis of suicide in Georgia.  

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Suicide Prevention Program

ImageOn April 28, 2006, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed House Bill 1092 creating a Suicide Prevention Program.  This program will be managed by the injury prevention section of Division of Public Health of the Department of Human Resources.  The Bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on January 24, 2006 and sponsored by Representatives Judy Manning, Ron Stevens, Sharon Cooper, Jeff Brown, Debbie Buckner and Pat Gardner. 

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FOS quilt

Diane Petro is the Georgia FOS Memory Quilt organizer, coordinating and sewing our Georgia Traveling Quilts. These quilts are owned by the survivor families of Georgia and are used to create awareness all over our state. If you have an event where you would like them displayed, just contact us!

Georgian Sandy Martin started the National Lifekeeper Memory Quilts in December 1997 to raise awareness and put a "Face on Suicide" by creating a visual image of the approximate 38,000 suicides that occur in America every year.

If you would like to create a quilt square for the quilt that is currently being build, contact Diane and she will be happy to help you!

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