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
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Connection is key to saving lives. #BeThere for your friends, family members, and colleagues. Simple actions can make a big difference for someone who is struggling. https://t.co/rwrKP4Iylx #SPM19 pic.twitter.com/4VfTnNC7Hn— Action Alliance (@Action_Alliance) September 2, 2019
September is National Suicide Prevention Month!— SAMHSA (@samhsagov) September 3, 2019
Suicide is a heartbreaking, serious, & preventable public health problem. #BeThe1To learn the warning signs: https://t.co/7urUSazRAB and reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @800273TALK #SPM19 #BeThere pic.twitter.com/azehjziUnG