September is National Suicide Prevention Month
Individuals, survivors, allies, companies, mental health advocates, and organizations around the world band together to raise awareness of suicide prevention throughout September, National Suicide Prevention Month.
Somnus has partnered with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to build awareness and help those in crisis. The national network of local crisis centers offers free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day / 7 days a week for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. We believe in Lifeline’s commitment to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals and building awareness.
Today is World Suicide Awareness Day, a day that Somnus joins in the world-wide dedication of drawing awareness to suicide and suicide prevention.
Information below is courtesy of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, for additional details please click here.
We Can All Prevent Suicide
Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.
Know the Risk Factors
Risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that someone will consider, attempt, or die by suicide. They can't cause or predict a suicide attempt, but they're important to be aware of.
Know the Warning Signs
Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling the Lifeline.
If you have any concerns about a loved one that might be feeling depressed, please ask “How are you feeling?” It’s a simple question that can lead to a bigger conversation.
Volunteer with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Interested in an opportunity to play a role in preventing suicide? The Lifeline features several ways that you can take part in. Simply put, your help can spread suicide prevention and mental health awareness - and save lives.
Their network of local crisis centers across the U.S. relies on dedicated and trained volunteers to help provide support for those in crisis. Contact your local crisis center to find volunteer opportunities in your community.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK(8255) connects the caller to a certified crisis center near where the call is placed.
For more information, please visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.