September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background.

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness, share resources and shed light on this highly stigmatized topic.

Some common warning signs are:

Comments or thoughts about suicide — like, “I wish I wasn’t here” or “Nothing matters.

Withdrawal from friends, family, and community

Giving away possessions

Tying up loose ends, like organizing personal papers or paying off debts

Saying goodbye to friends and family

 

Help is available – Crisis Resources

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) free 24/7 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org