Suicide Prevention Awareness

September 11 2019

September is Suicide Awareness Prevention Month 

It is a time to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness, and connect people experiencing suicide ideation.  Let’s connect them to treatment and services.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness shares that September is a time to share resources and stories in order to bring awareness to this stigmatized topic.  It is important for friends and families to have access to the resources needed to discuss suicide prevention.  More resources can be found at www.nami.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s #BeThe1To campaign lists these 5 actions we can all take to prevent suicide.  To find out more about these 5 actions click here.

Ask

Keep them Safe

Be There

Help Them Stay Connected

Follow up

Crisis Resources

  • If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
  • If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
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