September is Suicide Prevention Month and the National Institute of Mental Health has put together several great resources we wanted to share.
Knowledge is Power
Suicide is a major public health concern. More than 48,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2018. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it can be preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide, how to get help, and how to talk about suicide in a supportive way can help save lives.Use the resources below to help educate your community about suicide prevention. Learn more about suicide prevention:
- Education and awareness shareable resources
- Health topic information on suicide prevention
- Suicide statistics
5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain
Learn what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm by reading these 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain.
Warning Signs of Suicide
Suicide is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide.
Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions
The effects of suicide go beyond the person who acts to take his or her life: it can have a lasting impact on family, friends, and communities.
This fact sheet can help you, a friend, or a family member learn about the signs and symptoms, risk factors and warning signs, and ongoing research about suicide and suicide prevention.
Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference
Watch and share this video to raise awareness about the role everyone can play in suicide prevention. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. It’s important to know the facts and what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm. Learn more about suicide prevention.
Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide
Experts on black youth suicide in America participated in a roundtable webinar hosted by the Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity at the National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of Behavioral Health Equity at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The webinar featured the co-authors of Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America, a report from the Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health.
Watch the recording to learn more about the latest trends and prevalence of suicide and suicide-related behaviors among black children and youth and common risk and protective factors for this population.