September is National Suicide Prevention Month

To learn more about suicide prevention check out these resources:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC is using data, science, and partnerships to identify and implement effective suicide prevention strategies to foster healthy and resilient communities across the United States.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care. The Lifeline is engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention for all, including innovative public messaging, best practices in mental health, and groundbreaking partnerships.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
  • The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.

To find help:

  • Crisis Text Line: The text line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, by providing access to free 24/7 support. Just text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support. You can call 1-800-283-TALK (8255) or chat online by clicking here.
  • The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people. Support is free and available 24/7. To connect with a Trevor counselor, call 866-488-7386, text START to 678678, or chat online by clicking here.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line provides 24/7 access to caring, qualified VA responders. Call 1-800-273-8255, text 838255, or chat confidentially by clicking here.
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