September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and September 5 – 11, 2016 is National Suicide Prevention Week, both of which help promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention.

Suicide is a major public health concern. Over 40,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

For more information please visit https://afsp.org/. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Crisis Services at 716-834-3131 http://crisisservices.org/suicide-prevention/