September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. There are several events planned in Montgomery County and elsewhere that many can participate in to promote hope and actively support suicide prevention.
Week of September 6—11, 2020
Wear your suicide awareness/mental health t-shirts this week. Take a picture and hash tag it #suicidehurts . Share it with as many people as you can and ask them to share it too.
Do one or several of these things this week:
° Random Acts of Kindness, especially to someone who you know needs a friend
° Send someone a card to show you care
° Walk or run in honor of someone you know affected by suicide and share who you are walking or running for
° Put these numbers in your phone and share them with 5 other people
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—800-273-8255, Text “Home” to 741-741
• Illinois WarmLine—866-359-7953
• YouthLine—877-968-8491, Text teen2teen at 839863
° Take the pledge to be “STIGMAFREE” and share with others that you promote suicide prevention and mental health