Suicide is not a fun topic, but it should be approached with openness and honesty. And September is a great time to start. To help raise awareness of suicide prevention, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is held in September, with National Suicide Prevention Week being the week of September 4 through September 10.
Addressing depression is a huge deterrent to suicidal ideology, and while individual therapy is an excellent option for some, it’s not always available or accessible to all. In this article, we’ll explore alternative, free resources that anyone can use.
The Black Mental Health Alliance can help connect you with culturally competent, licensed health professionals who will often work on a sliding pay scale.
The National Alliance on Mental Health has affiliates and organizations in every state and offers advice, free group therapy, resources, and more, including faith-based groups.
FindTreatment.gov is a confidential and anonymous resource for persons seeking mental and substance use disorder treatment in the United States and its territories.
No matter what stage of your journey, the Hope for Depression Research Foundation can help you find resources in your area.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, there are a few options for free, confidential support 24/7.
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
National Eating Disorders Association Helpline: 800-931-2237, or text “NEDA” to 741741
Teen Line: 800-852-8336
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800−799−7233 (800-787-3224 for TTY)
- StrongHearts Native Helpline: 844-7NATIVE (762-8483)