September 1, 2021 all-day

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 – You are not alone.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

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
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual orientation
  • Drug use
  • Feeling depressed
  • Mental and physical illness
  • Loneliness
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Economic worries
  • And other reasons to connect (46 seconds)

Learn more:

Suicide Prevention Resources for Behavioral Health Providers
Behavioral Health Providers may also be interested in checking out these resources from CASAT OnDemand:

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