September is Suicide Prevention Month. Rates of suicide in the United States have risen and suicide continues to be a leading cause of death worldwide. In 2021 alone, 48,183 lives were lost to suicide (CDC Suicide Data and Statistics, 2023).
Throughout this 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 among military personnel, families, and veterans, as well as any other community that may also find these resources helpful.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988
Veterans Crisis Line: 988, press 1
Veterans Crisis Text Line: Text 838255
September 5: Action Alliance #BeThere Twitter Chat
September 13: AFSP “Ask Dr. Jill”
September 19: NIMH Facebook Live: Youth Suicide Prevention
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