Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This month, we challenge the stigmatization of the topic of suicide, highlight the availability of resources for people who have been affected by suicide, and promote evidence-based mental health practices used to treat co-morbid mental health conditions.
We are thankful for the huge step toward increased access to suicide prevention services that the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has made possible along with the continued efforts from SAMHSA and other national organizations.
Below we highlight a list of resources for this month.
Upcoming MHTTC Events
- 988 and Crisis Resources
- A Guide to 988: America's Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline
- ACCES-VR: Suicide: Facts, Approaches, and Interventions
- Addressing Suicide Disparity in Rural Communities
- Black Youth Suicide Prevention Recording
- Clinical Innovations in Telehealth: Session 1
- Crisis Care with Individuals with Behavioral Health Disorders: Assessment, Prevention, and De-escalation
- Maximizing Therapeutic Alliance in Suicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Treatment | Recorded Webinar
- More than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents
- Navigating the Tough Stuff: LGBTQ Suicide Awareness for Families | Recorded Webinar
- Navigating the Tough Stuff: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention for Families | Recorded Webinar
- Northwest MHTTC Resource Webpage
- Online Course: All Patients Safe - Suicide Prevention for Region 10 Medical Professionals
- Pacific Southwest MHTTC Resource Webpage: Cultural Responsiveness and Suicide Prevention
- Perspectives on Youth Suicide Prevention: Equity-based Options
- Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention After a Suicide
- Putting It Together: Maximizing Therapeutic Alliance in Suicide Care | Podcast
- Response to Suicide in Rural Communities: A Panel Discussion
- Suicide and Self-Harm [Context Clues: Using Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to Enhance Treatment]
- Suicide Postvention: Going Beyond Prevention and Intervention
- Suicide Prevention Across the Educational Continuum: A Five-Part Series
- Suicide Prevention in Hispanic and Latinx Youth, the Impact of COVID-19 and Cultural Factors to Consider
- Suicide Prevention in Latino and Indigenous Populations
- Suicide Prevention Month: Facts and Resources on Suicide Among Native People
- Suicide Warning Signs in Children and Teens
- What Educators Need to Know: School-Based Suicide Prevention and Intervention
Other Organizations Offering Awareness Resources on Suicide Prevention
View the Action Alliance's in the #BeThere Twitter Chat, which discussed ways the public can play a role in suicide prevention through the simple act of being there for the people in their lives. Visit their home page for more resources throughout the month.
#BeThe1To offers evidence-based action steps on how to communicate with someone that has suicidal thoughts or ideations.