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According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Many are unsure how to talk about suicide for fear of making light of the situation or not knowing how to respond. Luckily, there are many great resources for those struggling with suicide or that need help building motivation, confidence, and skills to help encourage meaningful conversations with others. Check out the following resources for ways to become involved in the fight against suicide.

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • sucidepreventionlifeline.org

The Suicide Prevention Hotline is a free, confidential service that is available 24/7 for people in distress. They provide local resources including, a tool to find a therapist or support group, how to make a safety plan and tips to help others that are struggling. Resources are also available for specific populations like veterans, Native Americans, attempt survivors, youth, loss survivors, LGBTQ+ etc.

  • The Crisis Text Line 741741
  • crisistextline.org

The Crisis Text Line is a free service available 24/7 to help with any type of crisis. Text TALK to 741741 to get started. The first two responses are automated before being connected with a Crisis Counselor. The goal of this tool is to provide support and help an individual reach a safe place, not to provide medical advice.

  • Employee Assistance Program 801-442-3509
  • or 800-832-7733

Free, brief counseling for life problems such as conflicts at work or with a family member, depression anxiety, and life stress. Services are available to employees, spouses or partners, and dependents. 24/7 telephone crisis services with a licensed mental health professional.

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. There is help, there is hope.

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