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Preventing Suicide Together

2021 Wrap Up

In September 2021, visitors and community shared with us what makes them feel hopeful.  Many agreed that hope can be found in many places.  Hope can be found even in the darkest times, especially when you have someone to connect with and support you. Partner organizations including University of Phoenix, the VFW, JCI and Sigma Gamma Roe Sorority hosted educational events highlighting the importance of, and how to access mental health care. Connecting to mental health care is a critical component of suicide prevention. We know that connection is working and mental health is being prioritized as more individuals accessed Give an Hour’s provider search in the month of September than in previous months of 2021.

Every Month is Suicide Prevention Month

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.

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, 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 #changedirection and 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.

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.

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