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NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

  • Start: May 4, 2018 12:00 am
  • End: August 11, 2018 12:00 am

National Suicide Prevention Month

Risk Factors for Teen Suicide and Depression American SPCC The Nations Voice for Children

Every American Has a Part to Play in Suicide Prevention

The tragedy of suicide demands a proactive and coordinated response, from both the public sector and local communities.  Particularly during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week (September 11 through 17), we need to remind ourselves that working together with compassion and commitment, we can make a difference and reduce the numbers of our veterans, youth, older adults, and others dying by suicide.

For more information go to Teen Suicide Facts.

IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS OR NEED HELP, CALL THIS TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

**If you are in crisis and need help: call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, every day . You will reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline , a service available to anyone. You may call for yourself or for someone you care about and all calls are confidential. You can also visit the Lifeline’s website at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org .

References and Sources

  1. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Every American has a Part to Play in Suicide Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/adding-pa/activities-children.html
  2. Information courtesy of kids.gov, nimh.nih.gov, samhsa.gov, cdc.gov, AMA.
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