What to do when someone is at risk

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has a trove of information about crisis intervention and advocacy. In this article, AFSP provides concrete steps you can take to help someone who is at risk. You can read the original article here. HAVE AN HONEST CONVERSATION

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to come together with a combined voice and collective passion to focus on the tragedy of suicide and what can be done to help prevent it. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) uses SuicidePrevention Awareness Month to shift public perception, spread hope and share vital information toContinue reading “September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month”

The stigma and the truth: Suicide by the numbers

By TIM ROWDENThe Grief Project Blog When our son Ian died of suicide in September 2021, we could have remained silent in our grief, hiding his true cause of death and hoping no one would ask. But doing so would have made us complicit in the stigma and ignorance surrounding suicide and mental health. DoingContinue reading “The stigma and the truth: Suicide by the numbers”

988: Help is three digits away

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or desire to end your life, you don’t have to face it alone. Help is available by calling or texting 988. Rhitu Chatterjee, a health correspondent with NPR, explains the new three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be a memorable and quick number that connects people whoContinue reading “988: Help is three digits away”