The CPNP Foundation presented a life-saving campaign during CPNP 2019 that encouraged attendees to #BeThe1To save a life. Five simple action items were highlighted that can help people living with a mental illness. BeThe1To:
These powerful action items were reinforced throughout the 3.5 day event. To start off the annual meeting, two pre-meeting workshops featuring suicide prevention strategies were offered to which 183 attended! Of this group, 58 people attended the Mental Health First Aid workshop and are now certified for 3 years.
Throughout the event, people could be seen wearing #BeThe1To t-shirts while others took pictures in front of the signature wall. T-shirt sales supported the Foundation and NAMI equally, and with a generous match from CPNP, $4500 has been donated to NAMI! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this important campaign.
We hope attendees and non-attendees alike will commit these action items to memory and ultimately prevent suicidal thoughts and actions.