September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 or The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).
Those who don’t want to call can text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a live, trained counselor within a matter of minutes via the Crisis Text Line. Both resources are available 24/7.
Judges, lawyers and law students who are facing mental health concerns can also contact their local lawyer assistance program for assistance.
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) can help you promote awareness by sharing images and graphics on your website and social media accounts.
Access a recap of ABA CoLAP’s recent Suicide Prevention Twitter Chat, and a free recording of the ABA webinar, I’ve Got Your Back; You’ve Got My Ear: Suicide Prevention in the Legal Profession.
From NAMI: “While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic.”