It Only Takes One – KICK-OFF event

It Only Takes One, Illinois’ suicide prevention campaign, KICK-OFF event will take place on Tuesday, April 20 at Bin 36 in Chicago.  (*Please see the attached Save-the-Date for further details.)

In Illinois, more than 1,000 people die each year by suicide, which exceeds the number of deaths from homicide, HIV/AIDS or deaths by impaired driving.  Suicide is preventable and the It Only Takes One suicide prevention campaign was created to help all the citizens of our great state understand what they can do to help.

Tuesday, April 20th Event Details

It Only Takes One Suicide Prevention Campaign Kick-Off

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Bin 36 – 339 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4817

*Drinks and Hors D’Oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by April 16th to

During this celebration, we will:

–          Host a conversation with Blue October lead singer, Justin Furstenfeld, about his own personal experiences battling depression, mental illnesses and suicide.

–          Launch the new Web site with resources and information on suicide prevention.

–          Unveil the Violet Registry – an online wall of people who support suicide prevention in Illinois.

–          Showcase the initial collateral materials that will be used throughout the campaign.

*Additional launch events will take place across the state, including in Springfield, Carbondale, Peoria, Rockford & Quincy – More details over the coming months!”

About It Only Takes One

It Only Takes One is a suicide prevention public awareness campaign funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health and operated by Mental Health America of Illinois. It Only Takes One was developed to help create an Illinois where no one is touched by suicide.


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