Suicide Prevention

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free, confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the U.S. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. 

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If you are worried about social media posts from friends or loved ones, you can contact safety teams at the social media company. They will reach out to connect the person with the help they need.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. According to the CDC, suicide was the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020, claiming the lives of over 45,900 people. In the same year, it was the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 10 - 14. 

We can all help prevent suicide. Each year during September, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members across the U.S. and around the world unite to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Check out the resource below to promote suicide prevention awareness in your department or community. 


National Resources:

Printable Posters (sourced from NAMI):

Resources from SupportLinc EAP:

If you or someone you know is emotionally distressed or thinking about suicide, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. If danger or self-harm seems imminent, call 911.