September 5-11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. We all have a role to play in recognizing signs of mental health challenges, loneliness, despair and thoughts of suicide. Together we can connect and encourage those who seek help and safety. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides information and resources for various community groups to support mental health and coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For crisis counseling and support related to COVID-19, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
For those experiencing a suicidal crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the word “HOME” to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.
Want to learn how to be there for someone thinking about suicide? Attend one of our hour long Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) training sessions below:
Saturday, Sept. 4 at 9:30 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST)
Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day) at 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST)
Friday, Sept. 10 at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST)
Sign-up for QPR training via this registration link.
If you have any questions about training contact JJ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Endowment Laboratory funded by a gift from Thrivent Charitable and the spring 2021 funding forward class, we are recognizing National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month through September with opportunities to learn how to question, persuade, and refer individuals who might be struggling with mental health challenges like thoughts of suicide.