Everyone has a role in suicide prevention. Use these resources to save lives.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is preventable. Take time this month to connect, communicate, and care.
- Connect: Be there for someone who may be disconnected from the world around them. Build a relationship with them.
- Communicate: Show compassion and empathy when talking with others. Listen in an open way.
- Care: Help others understand that whatever they may be going through there are resources available. Connect them to supports.
Get the facts on suicide in Wisconsin.
- Mental Health America of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy, P-00968 (PDF, 3 MB)
- The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin: 2007-2011, P-00648-2014 (PDF, 4 MB)
Call for Help
Life threatening emergency - 911
National Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
LGBTQ Crisis Line - 1-866-488-7386
Text for Help
For emotional support and resources to help with any struggle before it becomes a crisis, text HOPELINE to 741741. This is a free service provided by the Center for Suicide Awareness.
World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10, 2016
The International Association for Suicide Prevention invites everyone to light a candle in a window at 8 p.m. to show support for suicide prevention.
- American Association of Suicidology
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- JED Foundation
- National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide
- National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Suicide Awareness and Voices of Education
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Suicide Safe App for Mobile Devices
- Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care