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RESOURCES: Suicide prevention, mental health programs and services

RESOURCES: Suicide prevention, mental health programs and services Photo: KSTP-TV.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: September 10, 2020 12:19 PM
Created: September 10, 2020 11:50 AM

Thursday is World Suicide Prevention Day and the month of September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

Mental health advocates, prevention agencies, survivors and community members work to promote suicide prevention awareness on World Suicide Prevention Day and throughout the month of September.

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Here is a list of suicide prevention and mental health resources:

If you believe someone is at risk of suicide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests you:

  • Ask questions about whether the individual is having suicidal thoughts.
  • Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Seek help from a medical or mental health professional. If it is an emergency situation, take the person to a hospital.
  • Remove any objects from a person's home that could be potentially used in a suicide.
  • Do not leave the person alone, if possible, until help is available.

The U.S. National Suicide Prevention organization has also compiled a list of resources to help with coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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