September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

We can all play a role in suicide prevention. Join us during the month of September as we share resources, tips and warning signs to help you navigate this national crisis. A national poll conducted in 2015 found that almost 50 percent of Americans identified barriers that stopped them from trying to help someone at risk for suicide. These included the fear that they would say or do something to make things worse rather than better, and not knowing how to find help for a person in crisis.

To ensure the public is informed about the actions that can help save a life in their families, neighborhoods, schools, faith communities, and workplaces, during Suicide Prevention Month in September—and all year round, check out and share these resources:

•   The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

provides free, confidential, 24/7 support by phone [1-800-273-TALK (8255)] or online chat

•   Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential, 24/7 support by text

HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S.]


EXPLORE WAYS to #BeThere for a veteran or service member—whether you have one minute, one hour, or more—with resources from the Veterans Crisis Line

TAKE FIVE MINUTES to complete five action items developed by the National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) for their Take 5 to Save Lives campaign: (1) learn the signs,

(2) do your part, (3) practice self-care, (4) reach out, and (5) spread the word


ON SEPTEMBER 10, GET INVOLVED in World Suicide Prevention Day using ideas from the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)


For those in the greater Manchester NH area, help is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the Mobile Crisis Response Team at (800) 688-3544

Read our most recent post about Suicide Prevention Week