September is Suicide Prevention Month. The state of Connecticut is experiencing a suicide crisis. 419 lives in Connecticut were lost to suicide in 2020 alone. Nationwide, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 25-34, and the 3rd leading cause of death for people ages 15-24. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around this urgent issue. We can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide — because just one conversation can save a life.  

Please find Connecticut-specific mental health and suicide facts here, and facts about suicide here, including additional downloadable resources. 

Learn the warning signs of suicide from @NAMICommunicate: https://bit.ly/RiskofSuicide. Need support? Call or text 988 if you or anyone you know needs help. 

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers free 24/7 mental health support at your fingertips. Call or text 988 for help.

Thoughts of suicide are scary. But you are not alone. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org 24/7 to reach a trained crisis counselor at the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Contacting the @988Lifeline is not just for a person in a mental health crisis. It is also for friends and family to seek help. If someone you know starts saying things like “I wish I wasn’t here” or “Nothing matters,” call or text 988 for guidance.

The @988Lifeline offers free, confidential crisis counseling 24/7/365 – & you can call for any type of emotional distress. Call/text 988 (En Español: Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis es 988; Deaf and Hard of Hearing TTY: dial 711 then 988) #SuicidePrevention #NotAlone 

Thoughts of suicide can be frightening. But by reaching out for help or checking in with friends and family, it can get better. Learn more from @NAMICommunicate: https://bit.ly/3PYwMib #SuicidePreventionMonth #NotAlone