September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background.
In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common,
should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss.
In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss (often called “suicide loss survivors”) are left in the dark.
Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly
taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with
suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources
they need to discuss suicide prevention. NAMI is here to help.
Know the Warning Signs and Risk of Suicide
Preventing Suicide as a Family Member or Caregiver
- Being Prepared for a Crisis
- Need more information, referrals or support? Contact the NAMI Helpline at 303 321-3104.
- Crisis Resources:
- If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
- If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
- If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
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