Hold On You Matter Livestream!

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"Hold On You Matter" Livestream

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We are excited to announce the Suicide Prevention Task Force will be hosting a livestream in place of our traditional "Hold On You Matter walk to make a difference"!

Due to our current circumstances, and to preserve the health and safety of our community, we will not be able to unite in person this year, but we can still support one another and say, Hold On, You Matter! 

During the month of April, support your community:

Write a message of hope or inspiration!

Tell someone how much they mean to you!

Run or walk, draw or paint!

Tell us how you are making it through the lockdown! How are you beating the boredom?

Be creative and try your own!

Post it anywhere on social media with: #HOYM or #holdonyoumatter!

The HOYM Challenge will give our community a chance to spread encouragement and support one another during a challenging time.

On April 26th at 6:00pm, we will be broadcasting the HOYM Livestream

During the livestream, we will have messages from guests, performances, and feature HOYM Challenge participants! 

The HOYM Challenge and Livestream will give our Bucks County community a unique opportunity to spread hope, break the stigma, and make a difference.

Please find the Suicide Prevention Task Force on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Periscope, and Twitter @buckscountyhoym!

The Coronavirus will not stop us from having hope, nor will it keep us apart. Our community is strong, generous, and united. 

Throughout the month of April, let's encourage the heroes on the front lines, and those staying physically distanced to support them. Let's encourage one another and get through this together!

This can be a difficult period for everyone's mental health. By supporting one another in a time of need, we can #breakthestigma

Donations Graciously Accepted!
All proceeds benefit our efforts to reduce suicide in Bucks County.

Donations can be mailed to: 


Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. 

55 E. Court Street, 4th Floor

Doylestown, PA 18901

All checks should be made payable to: 

Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. 

Credit card donations are also accepted.

For information or questions, please contact:

Kyle Esposito, Task Force Coordinator
Phone: (267) 904-7655
Email:  v-kesposito@buckscounty.org

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Sunday April 26th
Livestream: 6pm
Bucks County, PA, USA
Bucks County, PA, USA

#hoym - & - #holdonyoumatter
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 Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force

"Through advocacy, education, prevention, and postvention we will work to eliminate suicide." is the mission of the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force. Our overarching goals are to reduce stigma, increase the number of individuals seeking help, support individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide and decrease suicides in our county.  The Task Force has accomplished much since 2013, including the addition of suicide prevention signs at Septa rail stations, the development of a First Responder Hotline, and the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) initiative designed to educate Bucks County employees and community members to recognize the signs of suicide.

The Task Force tri-chairs continue to bring together community members, county representatives and behavioral health agency staff to move forward with goals that have been established by each sub-committee.  Sub-committees focus on specific populations such as Adults, Older Adults, Young Adults, School-aged Youth, First Responders, Families and Professionals.

If you’re interested in joining the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force or one of the sub-committees, please contact Wendy Flanigan at 215-444-2882 or wflanigan@buckscounty.org.