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Featured Topic: 1 Photo. 6 Words. #VetoViolence

Using Social Media to Encourage Actions that Prevent Suicide


Who Sponsored the Project and Why?

1 Photo, 6 Words, #VetoViolence CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration sponsored a social media project, 1 Photo, 6 Words #VetoViolence, to observe National Suicide Prevention Month.

How did People Raise Awareness of Suicide Prevention?

Participants shared their actions to help prevent suicide on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #VetoViolence.

The messages and images uploaded to social media were composed of six words and a photo or unique image that:

  • Promoted an action that supported people and helped prevent suicide,
  • Educated others about how to save lives, or
  • Honored National Suicide Prevention Month.

What is the Image Showcase?

Below are selected images from numerous submissions posted in August 2015 to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #VetoViolence.*, ±

Video: 1 Photo. 6 Words. #VetoViolence

What is VetoViolence?

CDC’s VetoViolence Facebook page is a social media community for preventing types of violence including suicide. Public health and mental health professionals, organizations, and allies can receive and access valuable prevention resources and discuss related topics with experts.

What was Previous 1 Photo & 6 Words Project?

Learn about 1 Photo. 6 Words. #VetoViolence project commemorating 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

Need Help?

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or 
visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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