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Suicide Prevention Awareness PSA Campaign

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year, the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) partners with Teen Lifeline  and the National Quarterback Club (NQBC) to produce a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that feature select Arizona high school football players. The messages are designed to provide hope to troubled teens and reduce the incidence of suicide and attempted suicide among teens in Arizona. The PSAs are channeled through athlete social media accounts and other various outlets throughout September.

Please donate to support the annual production of the Suicide Prevention Awareness PSAs. Your generosity helps support studio and videography coordination and distribution project management, along with Suicide Prevention Awareness activation at select Arizona high school football games in September.

The filming and distribution of Suicide Prevention Awareness PSAs is part of GCSGC's 'Physical and Mental Well-being of Student Athletes' program. GCSGC is a perpetual advocate for enhanced emphasis on physical and mental well-being of student athletes, including areas of substance abuse, crisis and suicide intervention, and social media activities.

About Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club is the steward of the Ed Doherty Award and is the most meaningful advocate of high school football in the State of Arizona. The mission of the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club is to represent Arizona amateur athletics by bringing national attention to the extraordinary qualities of our young people and serve in the pursuit of athletic achievement, academic advancement and greater social affinity.

Programs supported through funds generated by the Ed Doherty Award Luncheon include community building programs, ONE TEAM™ Academic Performance Program, heat exertional illness training and emergency protocols, equipment fitting certifications for high school support staff, and many highly specialized programs designed to create and maintain the physical and mental well-being of high school student athletes in Arizona.

About Teen Lifeline 
Teen Lifeline is a Phoenix-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a safe, confidential and crucial crisis intervention service for teens throughout Arizona. Teen Lifeline strives to impact the devastating problem of teen suicide and empower youths to make healthy decisions through its peer-to-peer crisis hotline and text messaging service, Life Skills Development Training for teen volunteers, and Community Education, Prevention and Postvention services. 

Established in 1986, Teen Lifeline is accredited through the American Association of Suicidology. Trained, volunteer peer counselors between the ages of 15-19 answered more than 25,600 calls and 2,400 text messages from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily in 2019. 
For more information, visit For help, call or text Teen Lifeline at (602) 248- TEEN (8336) or (800) 248-TEEN.


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