National Suicide Prevention Week
September 10 - September 16 is National Suicide Prevention Week.
This can be a hard topic to talk about, below are different resources to navigate this week and every week.
When suspecting someone is struggling, knowing how the start a conversation is the first step. Seize the Awkward has a list of conversation starters for anyone to use.
If you or someone you know has lost someone to suicide, here is American Foundation for Suicide Preventions resources for navigating a loss.
Youth and Teen Resources
Rise Against Suicide helps youth at risk of suicide by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment.
The Liv Project is a non-profit organization that develops creative tools that encourage fearless conversations to turn the tide of youth suicide
Visit their website for more information on the film and the Game That Goes There
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988.
If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can chat the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
You can text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.