I want to take a moment out from the typical content here in the Leadout blog to talk about something important.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and this week – September 10 through September 16 – is Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.
I want you to know that if you (or a loved one) are experiencing a mental health crisis, there are resources out there to help.
Below is a list of crisis resources provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (“NAMI”). NAMI is the nation’s largest mental health organization and has over 600 local resources to provide support for those in crisis. If you are in need of help, you can call or text and be connected to a trained crisis counselor who can help you manage what you are feeling.
- If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 immediately.
- If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can chat the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
- You can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
- Know the Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide
- Being Prepared for a Crisis
- Read our guide, “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis”
- What You Need to Know About Youth Suicide
- Need more information, referrals or support? Contact the NAMI HelpLine.
You matter, and your mental health is important. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, know that you are not alone, and we’ll get through this together.