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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Rates of suicide in the United States has risen and it continues to be a leading cause of death. In 2019 alone, more than 47,500 lives were lost to suicide (CDC Report, 2020).

Throughout the month, in an effort to raise awareness about this health crisis, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress will distribute information and resources to support suicide awareness. This page will be updated throughout the month with links and resources.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1

Veterans Crisis Text Line: Text 838255

Veterans Crisis Line Website

 

UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 8 - Suicide Prevention from Elite Athletes to High Performance Military

 Register HERE

SEPTEMBER 22 – NIMH Livestream on Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority

More information HERE

          
 

RESOURCES

Suicide Prevention by the Numbers

Struggling with thoughts of suicide?

CDC Suicide Prevention Fast Facts

NIMH Suicide Prevention Information and Facts

5 Steps to Save a Life

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COVID-19 Response Page

Fact Sheets

Asking for Help (Family)

Asking for Help (Provider)

Suicide Facts for Primary Care Providers

Suicide Facts: What Military Families Should Know to Help Loved Ones Who May Be At Risk

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Suicide Prevention Lifeline