We Can All Prevent Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Month all around the world. Click here and take a few minutes to review one of the best resources out there—the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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We can all prevent suicide, and the Lifeline provides tools for recognizing risk factors and warning signs in yourself and in others. It also operates a critical 24/7 hotline at 1-800-273-8255 to find support for yourself or others.

As the Lifeline puts it:

Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives.

Evidence shows that providing support services, talking about suicide, reducing access to means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones are just some of the actions we can all take to help others.

By offering immediate counseling to everyone that may need it, local crisis centers provide invaluable support at critical times and connect individuals to local services.

[If you or someone you know feels the need to speak with a mental health professional, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.]