September is National Suicide Prevention Month and throughout the month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. This year, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) will amplify the Lifeline’s #BeThe1To message, highlighting that everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. After a year of unprecedented stress and tragedy, we’re looking ahead to the future and recognizing how it is important than ever to provide resources and support for us and relatives to help each other through crisis.
We acknowledge that prevention comes in many forms and in this knowledge, so CSVANW will be sharing the Lifeline’s series of graphics that will list the 5 steps you can take to help someone in suicidal crisis. We encourage you to re-share/comment on our posts & articles on social media, joining us at community events, and reading our blog submissions that originate and emulate support, cultural competency and resiliency.
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).