TOO BIG TO IGNORE: Suicide Prevention Mural

TOO BIG TO IGNORE: Suicide Prevention Mural

On average, 123 people in the U.S. die by suicide each day. That’s roughly the equivalent of a passenger jet crashing every single day. Imagine how quickly our country would rally to end an airliner crashing every day yet suicide largely remains an ignored epidemic.

To illustrate this fact on the grandest scale, Tulsa muralist Josh Butts, of Scrambler Creative, will use chalk to cover the entire west side of ahha Hardesty Center with the outline of a passenger jet paired with the heartbreaking suicide statistic that inspired the dramatic art piece. In the early morning hours of Friday, May 4, Butts will begin work on the art piece perched upon a lift generously lent to Mental Health Association Oklahoma by Up With Trees.  

The mural was on display for a limited time, but the mural and its powerful message will be remembered for years to come.

Sign-Up For TOO BIG TO IGNORE Suicide Prevention Trainings!

May 4 in Tulsa: QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Join us at noon at ahha Hardesty Center, 101 East Archer Street. Learn how to ask a question and save a life from suicide. During this free suicide prevention training known as QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), you’ll learn warning signs of suicide and ways to walk alongside someone as they connect to services. Like CPR, the more people who are trained, the more equipped we are as a community to help someone in need. Invite a friend or family member to come with you!

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May 15 in Tulsa: QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Join us at 6 p.m. in the Pecan Room at Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 East 93rd Street in Tulsa. Learn how to ask a question and save a life from suicide. During this free suicide prevention training known as QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), you’ll learn warning signs of suicide and ways to walk alongside someone as they connect to services. Like CPR, the more people who are trained the more equipped we are as a community to help someone in need. Invite a friend or family member to come with you!

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May 23 in OKC: QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Join us at noon in Oklahoma City at DC on Film Row community event space. Bring your lunch or buy it at the food truck Murphy’s Cook Shack that will be there and learn how to ask a question and save a life from suicide. During this free suicide prevention training known as QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), you’ll learn warning signs of suicide and ways to walk alongside someone as they connect to services. Like CPR, the more people that are trained, the more equipped we are as a community to help someone in need. Invite a friend or family member to come with you!

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