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 2016 alone, nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide (CDC Report, 2018).
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
Concerned about those struggling or are in crisis? #BeThere today for someone who might need your support and help to educate the public! Join @Action_Alliance: https://t.co/9tQ6CoGbK7 pic.twitter.com/IRlt6OdHm6— Action Alliance (@Action_Alliance) September 11, 2018
Did you know that September is #SuicidePrevention Awareness Month? One conversation about mental illness and suicide can change a life. Know the warning signs and where to seek help: https://t.co/eOMZdjpXRy. You are not alone. pic.twitter.com/2NHd4jMar9— NAMI (@NAMICommunicate) September 1, 2018