Corcoran, Pleasant Valley prisons highlight hope to combat suicide

Corcoran staff, incarcerated population promote suicide prevention

During Suicide Prevention Month in September, Corcoran prison staff and the incarcerated population focused on the message of hope.

Corcoran prison held a variety of suicide prevention awareness activities including an Art Contest, Poetry Contest, and a Chalk Wall Art Contest. There was also a Wall of Hope as well as a table with Peer Support members for staff to visit and receive information. 

The activities were offered for staff and those incarcerated at CSP-Corcoran to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention.

The Wall of Hope displayed supportive messages and words of encouragement made by staff.

Submitted by Lieutenant Robert Clifton.

Pleasant Valley prison unites to prevent suicide

During September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a joint effort between mental health, custody and incarcerated participants across Pleasant Valley State Prison shared resources and stories to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.

In addition, Facility D hosted an event for staff and the incarcerated population to attend. The event featured speakers, live music, a canvas art viewing project and a walk in solidarity around the yard. Informational pamphlets and self-care and affirmation cards were also given to participants.

Suicide prevention event features inmate artwork.
Incarcerated artists at Pleasant Valley State Prison conveyed messages of hope, faith and love through paintings during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September.

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