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Preventing Suicide Together

In the US, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and worldwide one person every 40 seconds takes their life. 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, organizations around the globe come together to spread awareness that help is available to those emotionally suffering. We are all in this together and through collaboration, those suffering from mental health challenges can #changedirection and find hope.

Help us Prevent Suicide by Connecting, Spreading and Giving Hope

Connect to Hope

If you recognize that you, or someone in your life is suffering, now what? Check out this one pager 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.

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. Share it with us below.

Download a Sharable Toolkit from Give an Hour

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 and continue our efforts to change the culture of mental health. By increasing access to care and by removing cultural barriers, we ensure that someday all in need will receive the support they deserve.

How Do You Connect to Hope

How do you keep positive and hopeful? What makes you feel hopeful? Describe a time when you felt hopeful.

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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. Learn from our partner Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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
See the Full List
Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Connect to Hope Partners

Click the logos below to learn more about our partners and how they engage in suicide prevention month with Give an Hour.

VFW members are invited to join us for A Day to Change Direction. This annual event, which combines action and compassion, allows VFW Posts and Auxiliaries to help the communities in which they live and their members. Start the day off with an act of service and close by hosting a conversation about mental health and emotional wellbeing. Join Us Saturday September 18th.
The Southeastern Region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc will be hosting a wellness training for it’s membership. Sigma Gamma Rho has welcomed more than 100,000 collegiate and professional women from every profession. The sorority has more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, South Korea, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the United Arab Emirates. The organization also has active affiliate groups devoted to empowering women at different stages in life.
Give an Hour (GAH) and University of Phoenix partner to educate students, especially military students, on the importance of caring for their emotional well-being. In the month of September, Give an Hour will provide two webinars to UOP audiences to encourage help seeking behavior and educate on how to access mental health care when it is needed.
JCI is a grassroots movement of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in our respective communities around the world. JCI empowers young people by developing their skills, knowledge and understanding. Give an Hour and JCI will present a webinar on How to Access Mental Health Care to JCI members.

Important Dates

Join us at online events, education and social media activities.

UOP Accessing Care Webinar (All Student Population)

September 8th

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10

National Suicide Prevention Week

September 6-12

VFW Day to Change Direction

September 18

UOP Accessing Care Webinar (Military)

September 22

JCI Access to Care Webinar

September 23rd

Need more ideas?

Check out our list of ways to reach out, connect and engage while showing your support for suicide prevention