• Suicide Prevention Month and Resources

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    About National Suicide Prevention Month

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

     

    National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a time to share resources and stories, as well as promote suicide prevention awareness.

     

    World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.

     

    #BeThe1To

    #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.

     

    Suicide Prevention Resource Center

    Get some great ideas for hosting Suicide Prevention Month Activities!

    SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH IDEAS FOR ACTION

     

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    If you want to find great social media messaging and resources for National Suicide Prevention Week September 5-11, check out their site!

     

    #KeepGoing

     

    Word Suicide Prevention Day

    September 10 is designated as World Suicide Prevention Day. With the stressors of COVID-19, social injustices, and lockdowns and closings, many youth are at increased risk for serious mental health concerns, including suicidal ideation and attempts. Below are some events and resources:

    · National Alliance on Mental Illness: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    · The Trevor Project: Preventing SuicideFacts About Suicide

     

    Additional Suicide Prevention Resources

    Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    The Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention provides a thorough plan for school districts to implement suicide prevention policies in their community.

     

    The Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention gives educators and school administrators a comprehensive way to implement suicide prevention policies in their local community.

     

    In collaboration with the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and The Trevor Project, the program is research-based and easily adaptable for middle and high schools.

     

     

    Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative

    The Texas Advancing Suicide Safer Schools Roadmap

    Resources for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention planning for Texas schools and school districts

     PLEASE SEE THE AS+K? About Suicide to Save a Life Course at: https://txspc.learnworlds.com/course/gatekeeper