September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The goal is to increase awareness about suicide, which sadly takes more than 41,000 lives per year in the United States.
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please use the below contact information:
- Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know is in an emergency
- Call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
- Text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line