Helpful Resources on Suicide Prevention
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Tragically, there are over 47,000 suicide deaths and over 1.3 million attempts each year in the U.S. alone. These are not simply numbers but real people in pain who feel overwhelmed by life and hopeless about the future.
Suicide is one of those topics that isn’t talked about enough, and it’s important to know about. In case something ever happens to someone you know and love … you will want to know the warning signs and know how to respond to someone who is considering ending their life. Suicide is tragic and far too common – and it is preventable.
We hope you never actually need to use this information and it is critical to be equipped with answers and know how to help someone in need – in your family, church, workplace, or community.
In these increasingly challenging and uncertain times, people need hope. If you or a loved one struggle with suicidal thoughts, if you feel trapped in a storm and see no hope for a brighter tomorrow – know that God is extending you a lifeline of hope. He loves you. He cares about you. He wants to help you – and other people do too.
Hope When Life Seems Hopeless - You can stop suicidal thoughts.
Check out all of the Women of Faith resources on Suicide Prevention. Feel free to forward this information to friends and family and tell others about these resources as well.
If you’re having suicidal thoughts, please call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In case of emergency, please dial 911.