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Mobile Billboard Truck Carries Suicide Prevention Message


Commuters in the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area may see a mobile billboard promoting suicide prevention.

The Mental Health Association of Springfield and the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention announced the initiative.

September is recognized annually as suicide prevention month.

  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Kim Lee, vice president for resource development at the Mental Health Association.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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