September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.
It is easy during COVID-19 to feel concerned and frustrated. The worries of our world can challenge our mental health. Social isolation, mental illness, and difficult life transitions can play a role in suicide, and we know that connectedness and a sense of belonging can protect against suicide. Hope is available. Hope is a reality.
Today you can join us in creating hope for others by lighting a candle at 8 p.m. near a window to show your support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one, and for the survivors of suicide. You can download a digital banner and candle from the International Association for Suicide Prevention in your preferred language for your social media page.
Want to learn how to #BeThe1To support someone thinking about suicide?
Sign up for QPR Training.
Friday, September 10 at 6 p.m. Central
Questions about training? Contact JJ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Stewardship Leader Program – InFaith Community Foundation Grant and the spring 2021 Funding Forward Class, we are recognizing National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with opportunities to learn how to Question, Persuade, and Refer individuals who might be struggling with mental health challenges like thoughts of suicide.