Suicide Prevention Week is September 4-10. Suicide prevention is important EVERY day of the year, but this observance offers an opportunity to shine a special, encouraging light on a topic that affects us all. Health and Wellness/CARE wants to send a clear, hopeful message that help is available, and suicide can be prevented.
The entire month of September is also recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Remember, if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 immediately. If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can chat the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org/chat.
You can also text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
For more information, contact Kristin Meador.