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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

If you or anyone you know is facing a mental health condition,
please contact: 
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Línea 988 de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis 

National Suicide Prevention Month 2023 #YOU MATTER

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some populations experience more negative social conditions and have higher rates of suicide or suicide attempts than the general U.S. population. Between 2018 and 2021, the suicide rate for non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native people was 28.1 per 100,000 people, reflecting an increase of 26 percent.

Everyone can play a role in preventing suicide. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health is highlighting partner resources that call attention to the importance of suicide prevention education: