September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

IBHRI joins mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members this month to promote suicide prevention awareness. September is a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We will use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide and raise awareness in our community.

#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.

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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Josh Matacotta