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
UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 8 - Suicide Prevention from Elite Athletes to High Performance Military
SEPTEMBER 22 – NIMH Livestream on Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority
More information HERE
Join us this September, and all year long, as we promote how every American can #BeThere for those who may be struggling or in crisis. To learn more and join this effort, visit https://t.co/rwrKP4Iylx #SPM21 pic.twitter.com/IDJeGKuBXH— Action Alliance (@Action_Alliance) September 15, 2021
�By starting the conversation and providing support to those who need it, we can ALL help prevent suicide and save lives.— SAMHSA (@samhsagov) September 1, 2021
�f you or someone you know is thinking about suicide — whether in crisis or not — call or live chat @800273TALK #SPM21 #SuicidePreventionMonth pic.twitter.com/cFsGGEzgeo