September is 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. Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared September 10-16, 2107 as Florida Suicide Prevention Week.

Are you or someone you know having suicidal thoughts ?

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

What Happens When You Call The Lifeline?

1. You’ll hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center.

2. We’ll play you a little music while we connect you to a skilled, trained crisis worker.

3. A trained crisis worker at your local center will answer the phone.

4. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support and get you the help you need.

Lifeline Center calls are free and confidential, and are available 24/7.

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