National Suicide Prevention Week Puts Focus on Education and Awareness

suicide prevention life line logoThis week is National Suicide Prevention Week, an annual observance that aims to inform and engage the nation around the topic of suicide prevention, encourage mental health treatment, and educate people on suicide’s warning signs and risk factors.

To learn more about the statistics related to suicide in the U.S., click here to see an infographic created by The National Council for Behavioral Health. And to learn more, click here to see the latest issue of The national Council’s magazine, “Suicide Prevention: Not Another Life to Lose” which features articles on national milestones in suicide prevention, special populations, stories of courage and hope, and more.

To read a pamphlet of important information that Passport put together for you to use if your teen is thinking of suicide, please click here.