In observance of September as Suicide Prevention Month, we've compiled a list of resources that you can use if you or someone you know are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis. They're open 24/7, so call anytime.
A New York State based education and resource organization, just be aware that they are not a crisis hotline and therefore don't provide direct services.
Pain isn't always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide or self-harm. Find out what they are. Created by the California Mental Health Services Authority.
A valuable resource for child welfare staff, offering a framework for how to discuss suicide in the least emotionally harmful manner.
Mental wellness and suicide prevention go hand-in-hand. NAMI offers multiple resources on not only suicide prevention but on a variety of mental health topics. You can use their website to find one of their offices.