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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September is #SuicidePreventionMonth. Visit the PHCoE website for facts, information, and resources. Learn the warning signs, what you can do, where to get help and #BeThere for someone in need. https://t.co/STf6y5xadM #ConnectToProtect pic.twitter.com/gdJBknWzoP— Psychological Health Center of Excellence (@PHCOE) September 2, 2020
Today marks the beginning suicide prevention month (#SPM20)! This month, and all year long, #BeThere for the people in your life because we all have a role to play in suicide prevention. https://t.co/rwrKP4Iylx @EDCtweets @SPRCtweets @samhsagov pic.twitter.com/wygc5n2nNo— Action Alliance (@Action_Alliance) September 1, 2020
It's #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth. Remember you are not alone and there are resources to help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (@800273TALK) offers free, confidential crisis counseling 24/7/365 - and you don’t have to be in crisis to call. #SPM20 #NotAlone pic.twitter.com/yAQWgUQnNV— NAMI (@NAMICommunicate) September 1, 2020