Be The Light
Candle-Lit Lunch vigil
If you are a smaller school or institution and your administration is willing to make accommodations, this idea is a great way to be more intimate with your audience and really open their eyes to how much suicide can take a toll on the community. For communities who have suffered a loss from suicide, honor the individual with a vigil.
A board for students and faculty to sign is a great way to create a visual representation of the vast effects of suicide. Using colored "My name is..." name tags or markers, have participants write the name of someone they know on the poster.
Use the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention color guide:
White - Lost a Child
Red - Lost a Spouse or Partner
Gold - Lost a Parent
Orange - Lost a Sibling
Purple - Lost a Relative or Friend
Silver - Lost First Responder / Military
Green - Struggled Personally
Blue - Support the Cause
Teal - Friends and Family of Someone Who Struggles