Every month is suicide prevention month.

Connecting to mental health care and a feeling of hope is a critical component of suicide prevention.

While we join the global work to raise awareness in September, Give an Hour believes that we can ALL do our part to prevent suicide every month of the year. Join us in connecting to hope year round.

Suicide is the
12
leading cause of death in the US
ONE PERSON every
11
takes their life worldwide
Hope is a Human Need

We know that a sense of connection, large or small, is one of our fundamental human needs and it affects our mental health, physical health, and longevity. We all have the ability to prevent suicide through outreach and connection to our family, friends, and community. Each September, Give an Hour focuses on the power of connection - spreading awareness that we can ALL help prevent suicide. Through connection those suffering from mental health challenges can find hope.

Connect to Hope

 

If you recognize that you, or someone in your life is suffering, now what? Check out this resource on how to reach out, connect, and get help.

For active-duty military, veterans, loved ones of service members or survivors of man-made and natural disasters with no access to other care, Give an Hour’s network of licensed mental health professionals can help. Visit (link) to find care.

Take Action

Spread Hope

 

Learn: The Five Signs Of Emotional Suffering and Healthy Habits Of Emotional Well-Being give us a common language to identify when someone is suffering and how we can stay emotionally healthy.

Share: Create a post or image telling others what makes you feel hopeful or about a time when you felt hopeful.  Or share your mental health story. Use #GAHConnect2Hope and tag us @GiveAnHour.

Toolkit: Download our toolkit for ways that individuals and organizations can help prevent suicide.

Give Hope

 

Licensed mental health providers can join our network to participate in various programs providing mental health services, support, and education to populations in need.

Your generous contribution helps us provide free mental health care to those in need. By increasing access to care and by removing cultural barriers, we ensure that someday all in need will receive the support they deserve.

Resources

Know the Signs

To Help Prevent Suicide

It’s normal to feel like you

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention.
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Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live, being trapped or in unbearable pain
Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly, using substances irresponsibly

Other Ways to Connect to Hope and Help Prevent Suicide