Prevent Suicide PA is excited to announce that the winners in each contest category will be honored at an event with one of our professional sports partners – the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies – receive a monetary award, and have Prevent Suicide PA come to your school to provide a mental health awareness training for up to 20 students.
In July 2022, the United States transitioned the 10 digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988, as an easy to remember three-digit dialing, texting, and chat code for anyone experiencing a suicidal or mental health crises or emotional distress. It’s important that 988 messaging efforts are aligned, coordinated, and consistent. As you develop 988 messages, Prevent Suicide PA strongly encourages you to use the new resources shared in the contest rules to ensure our nation’s 988 messaging is strategic, aligned, and effective. To learn more, visit 988messaging.org.
Please read the contest rules for submission for more information about language around these resources.
As a reminder, listed below are the contest categories,
You are welcome to submit entries without a particular focus. However, here are some options for ways to gear your submission.
The Trevor Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support by trained counselors who understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face.
PSA Advisory Board votes on all submissions. This voting narrows down the entries to the finalists. The remaining entries are rank ordered, based on number of votes.
Any middle or high school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can participate in the school vote. Each school who participates gets one vote per category. Votes must represent the students’ voice. Votes from all schools will be tallied separately and rank ordered.
Anyone can vote during the public voting period. Regardless of how many votes are received, the finalists are rank ordered based on the total number of votes they receive during the public vote.
Click the button below to view and download the 2023 PSA Contest Flyer. This can be used to advertise the contest as you wish.