September is Suicide Prevention Month

If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or is in crisis, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. In case of an emergency, dial 911.

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and here at Such n Such Media, we don’t take that lightly. We’re not shy about discussing mental health, and we want to do our part to spread awareness and education about suicide prevention.

This month is all about educating ourselves and others about suicide prevention, the resources available, and ways to spread awareness. We’ve included a lot of great resources for you to consider, but don’t stop here! Learn more by reading information from The National Alliance on Mental Illness, 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. These sites have many resources that can help you know what to do in the event of an emergency and many ways of offering support if you or someone you know is in a crisis.

Suicide Prevention Resources

There are a variety of resources to be aware of, even if you don’t personally know anyone who has suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know is ever in an emergency, dial 911 immediately. The following resources give a number of different options for methods of contacting (phone, text, live messaging) and specialized areas (veterans, teens, etc.).

The main 24/7 nationwide crisis hotline is 988. This number works for both calling (multi-language) and texting (English-only). All of the resources below are available 24/7.

Suicide and Crisis Services

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Crisis Hotline: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Chat 988lifeline.org | Call or text 988

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Crisis Text Line

Chat crisistextline.org | Text Home to 741-741

veterans crisis line

Veterans Crisis Line

Chat veteranscrisisline.net | Call 988 and press 1 | Text 838255

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Vets4Warriors

Chat vets4warriors.com | Call 1-855-838-8255

samhsa

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Hotline

Learn samhsa.gov | Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

Chat hotline.rainn.org | Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

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The Trevor Project

Chat the trevorproject.org | Call 1-866-488-7386 | Text 678-678

Suicide Prevention Educational Resources

We’ve compiled some great educational resources to look into to learn more about what to do when you suspect someone is having suicidal thoughts or is in a crisis.

#BeThe1To #SuicidePrevention #Together4MH

#BeThe1To is the message of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This tag helps to spread information about preventing suicide and the actions you can take. Click to learn more about #BeThe1To.

Ask – Be There – Keep Them Safe – Help Them Stay Connected – Follow Up – Learn More

#Together4MH (together for mental health) and #SuicidePrevention are other great tags to show support for those with suicidal thoughts and those impacted by suicide.

Use these tags as a way to learn more about how you can contribute to National Suicide Prevention Month.

Keep Learning More About Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention is not something that we should only focus on in September. While we’re dedicating this month to spreading awareness, it should be a year-round endeavor. Join Such n Such Media in spreading awareness, resources, and educational materials for suicide prevention.

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