September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The message below comes from DBSA National Headquarters:

For people living with a mood disorder, thoughts of suicide are a frightening, yet a common reality of managing their mental health condition.

Research done by the American Association of Suicidology, and others has shown that people living with depression or bipolar disorder are at 25 times greater risk for suicide than the general population. 

This September during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we invite you to learn more about the prevalence of suicide and how we all can play a role in preventing it.

In the toolkit, you’ll find:

  • Tools to build a crisis plan for yourself or a loved one — because when you feel suicidal, it’s your illness talking—your mind is lying to you. Read More
  • A short guide on how to approach conversations about suicide in your community. Read More

Get the Toolkit

Inspirational quote: “After becoming open about my struggles with suicidality and bipolar disorder, the world became a brighter place, and I created genuine relationships with people, almost for the first time.” – Lynn G.
“To anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide: There will be a day in the future, in your moments of clarity where you’re in a place you never thought was possible.” – Shanelle

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of death or suicide, call 988 or text DBSA to 741-741. If you need immediate assistance, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

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