September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness about the stigmatized topic. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Help is available 24/7.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, background or socioeconomic status. If you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts, ExperCARE wants to connect you to free mental health crisis resources that are available. In addition to the Crisis Lifeline, you can text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free trained crisis counselor. Visit the National Alliance of Mental Illness for more information on navigating a mental health crisis.
Some actions that can help provide hope and relief to individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts is to listen without judgement, ask how you can provide support, and stay connected. Visit the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to learn more.
It is important to know the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. Suicide is rarely caused by an individual event. Risk factors can be a culmination of individual, relationship, community and societal factors. Visit the CDC for a complete list of risk factors.
The purple and turquoise ribbon represents suicide prevention, and the yellow ribbon represents suicide awareness. Help spread awareness this month by sharing these resources.
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