September is National Suicide Awareness Month with National Suicide Prevention Week September 6-12 and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th.
This year, we have launched the hashtag #10Things4NSPW. Many people are unaware of National Suicide Prevention Month, week, and World Suicide Prevention Day and many more aren't sure how they can observe it. The hashtag is meant to help you discover some new ways to share why suicide prevention is important and take action in your community, workplace, and home to prevent suicide and promote a safe space for mental health.
In the United States:
Suicide is preventable. We know that through awareness, education, compassion, means restriction, and professional intervention that suicide is preventable. The will to live is strong and difficult for most people to overcome. Many people who consider suicide don't actually want to die. They struggle to find the hope to keep living.