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Currently on Display: Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and discussion in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with help. While suicide prevention is always important, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with strength around a difficult topic. These books are only a few of the many out there that have managed to expose the reasons why people turn to suicide and how to spot the signs. Below is a list of resources that you can contact if you, a friend or a loved one is battling with thoughts of suicide.

RESOURCES

 
Available 24 hours everyday
 
Hopeline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
 
Crisis Text Line: text START to 741-741
 
 
 
The Mighty Site (real stories of people facing challenges) 
 
 
Project Semicolon (non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and love for those who struggle with mental illness, suicide, addiction and self-injury) 
 
SPRC tweets (the nation’s only federally supported resource center advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention)
 
Trevor Project (The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth) 
 
JED Foundation (nonprofit working to support the mental health of teens & young adults)
 
 
StampStigma (Working to reduce the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorders. A campaign of the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness) 
 
American Association of Suicidology (recommended reading from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS))
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