A time to share resources and stories 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 suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. There are resources to help.

Know the warning signs and risk factors,

Be prepared for a crisis.

Besides 911, there also is a Suicide Prevention Line 800.273-TALK (8255) – a free and confidential service for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.