Suicide among young people continues to be a serious problem in the United States, particularly Washoe County. 16.6% of Washoe County teens have attempted suicide, a 4% increase from prior value and twice the state of Nevada value*. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in people between the ages of 15 and 24 and the overall eleventh leading cause of death in the United States. Males are four times more likely to die from suicide than females, but females are more likely to attempt suicide. In addition to deaths by suicide, there are an estimated 16 attempted suicides for every suicide committed. Research shows that most people who commit suicide have a diagnosable mental illness or substance abuse disorder. Studies show that addressing psychiatric illness through early recognition, intervention, and treatment is an effective way to combat suicidal behavior.
Just as "CPR" skills make physical first aid possible, training in evidence based suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid.
This fiscal year, Renown Health is providing the funding and resources through the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention to any organization and staff members who served youth to become trained though safe TALK, Suicide Alertness for Everyone and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Training).
In fact, we ask that our community partners who are seeking financial support join us as we FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT and prioritize safe TALK and/or ASIST in FY21.
Policy Guidelines, Purpose and Philosophy
Renown Health’s request for proposals for sponsorships and community partnership window will open on March 1 and closes on April 30, and again from Oct. 1 closing on Nov. 30. All request must be made online.
We Will Consider
- External requests for sponsorships of relevant projects and events
- Requests for support of nonprofits or fundraising events