“You can make a tremendous difference for yourself and those around you simply by being aware of the facts about suicide, learning how to shore up your mental health and resilience, making use of the suicide prevention resources available to you, and sharing them so more people know how to recognize the risks and warning signs of suicide, and can take action.” —American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Week is an opportunity to take some concrete steps that may save a life. Check out “Mental Health for Yourself and Those in Your Community,” a useful page on the website of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It contains video tips on mental health and the following resources:
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[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.]