Featured Topic: 1 Photo. 6 Words. #VetoViolence
Using Social Media to Encourage Actions that Prevent Suicide
Who Sponsored the Project and Why?
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.
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?
Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or
visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.