Suicide Prevention Month
Together, We Can Save Lives
As we enter September, we also enter Suicide Prevention Month, a crucial time to come together and raise awareness about this pressing issue. Suicide is a global concern that affects individuals and communities in profound ways. It is essential that we unite in our efforts to prevent suicide and offer support to those who may be struggling. In this newsletter, we'll share valuable information, resources, and initiatives aimed at fostering hope, resilience, and mental well-being
Suicide Prevention Month is a time to remember that we can all play a role in preventing suicide. By educating ourselves, supporting one another, and fostering an environment of empathy and understanding, we can make a difference in the lives of those at risk
How to talk about suicide
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone dies by suicide every 11 minutes. For every suicide death there are approximately 38 self-reported suicide attempts and 265 people who have seriously considered ending their lives.
Talking about suicide can be challenging. But we know that when people are willing to discuss this dicult topic it can reduce stigma and save lives.
Check out the resources below to learn more about how to get past the stigma and have a supportive conversation about suicide.
Register for a live suicide awareness webinar
Suicide is a complex health issue and a leading cause of death in the United States. Understanding and talking more about it can help reduce the stigma and the risks associated with suicide.
Having the conversation
Most people give warning signs before they attempt suicide. Watch this video to learn what to do when you're concerned that someone may be thinking about suicide.
How to talk about suicide with a friend
It can be difficult to know what to say when a loved one is struggling with dicult
emotions or hopelessness. Read more to see how to have a conversation that will help a friend in their time of need and learn about in-the-moment support that can help.