About National Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.
National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a time to share resources and stories, as well as promote suicide prevention awareness.
World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.
If you or someone you know is struggling or needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org – You are not alone.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Drinking too much
- Sexual orientation
- Drug use
- Feeling depressed
- Mental and physical illness
- Economic worries
- And other reasons to connect (46 seconds)
Learn more: 988lifeline.org
Behavioral Health Providers may also be interested in checking out these resources from CASAT OnDemand:
- Navigating Adolescent Emotions: Understanding the Link Between Emotions and Youth Suicide
- Introduction to Crisis Response Systems & Suicide Prevention
- 988: A Step Forward in Addressing America’s Mental Health Crisis
- 988 Suicide Prevention Wallet Card
- 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain
- An Interview with Dr. Steven Nicholas in Honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Finding Meaning – A Key Approach to Suicide Prevention
- Surviving Loss By Suicide: How To Help Those Left Behind
- Fact Sheet: Suicide Prevention Amongst Hispanics and Latinos
- Seniors and Suicide: Nevada Programs for Helping Seniors to Stay Healthy
- In Brief: Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring A Public Health Approach
- What Behavioral Health Providers In Nevada Need To Know About Veterans And Suicide
- Zero Suicide – Can we get there?
- Nevada Zero Suicide Website