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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

During this National Suicide Prevention Month, please note that there are resources available to help individuals who may be experiencing a suicide or mental health crisis. These include:

  • 988 – Suicide and crisis lifeline. Individuals in the United States can dial this number 24/7 to connect with a trained counselor.
  • Crisis Text Line – Individuals can text HOME to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Suicide awareness summary provided by Bridget.

Other ways to observe Suicide Prevention Month include reaching out to your local Alcohol, Drug, Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) board to learn about awareness events being held in your community. You can also register for a Mental Health First Aid training to learn how to identify warning signs of suicide and how to respond in a crisis. A list of upcoming virtual trainings can be found at, and a summary of the program is available in the attached flyer. If you have questions about any of the programs or resources mentioned, reach out to Bridget Britton (, field specialist in behavioral health.