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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:

1 Photo, 6 Words, #VetoViolence
  • Promoted an action that supported people and helped prevent suicide,
  • Educated others about how to save lives, or
  • Honored National Suicide Prevention Month.

Using Social Media to Increase Commitment to Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

Who Sponsored the Project and Why?

CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women sponsored a social media project, 1 Photo, 6 Words #VetoViolence, honoring the 20th anniversary of the Factsheet: The Violence Against Women Act [33.2KB, 2Pages, Print Only] (VAWA).

How are People Raising Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence?

Participants shared their commitment to preventing violence against women, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence with the rest of the country through Facebook, Twitter, or 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 healthy relationships for everyone,
  • Illustrated an America without violence, or
  • Celebrated VAWA.

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.*, ±

Prevent Suicide

Using Social Media to Encourage Actions that Prevent Suicide

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

Using Social Media to Increase Commitment to Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

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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?

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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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