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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 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

RESOURCES

5 Steps to Save a Life

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Fact Sheets

Suicide Facts for Primary Care Providers

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

 

ORGANIZATIONS

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention

 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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SUICIDE RESEARCH

The Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (STARRS)

CDC Factsheet on Suicide

CDC Preventing Suicide Infographics/Fact Sheets

WHO Report: Towards Evidence Based Suicide Prevention Programme

2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action 

Action Alliance “Suicide is not just about Mental Illness”