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Suicide Awareness Week

Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.

Suicide Awareness Week

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength to address difficult topic. The truth is, we can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life.

We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

Worker suicides are particularly concerning for the construction industry. The suicide rate for construction workers is 4 times higher than in the general population, due in large part to work-related stresses such as seasonal work, demanding schedules and workplace injuries.

Visite para inscribirse en un evento y obtener recursos que le ayuden a hablar con sus empleados y compañeros de trabajo sobre este importante tema. Hablar de ello puede salvar la vida de alguien.

The UNM HSC Well-Being Coalition is proud to bring you a week of activities focused on suicide awareness and prevention. This annual campaign aims to educate and inform our community about the warning signs and prevention of suicide. It also strives to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and encourages the pursuit of mental health assistance, because going to therapy should be as normalized as going to the gym.

We invite the UNM Community to come together to fight suicide. Bring your friends, family members and coworkers as we walk side-by-side to honor those lost and to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.

Year after year, suicide is one of the top leading causes of death in our country. New Mexico consistently has one of the highest rates in the nation. Suicide is a public health issue that affects us all, and it is one that anyone can learn how to help with. In our presentation, we will discuss how you can recognize that someone may be at risk of suicide, how to talk to them about it, and how to help them plan to stay safe.Advance Registration Required CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

National Suicide Prevention Week, which begins on September 10 and ends on September 16 this year, is an annual campaign observed in the United States to educate and inform the general public about suicide prevention and to warn about rising suicide rates. It also aims to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and encourage the pursuit of mental health assistance because going to therapy should be as normalized as going to the gym.

The American Association of Suicidology sponsors National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) activities. Since 1975, NSPW awareness events are held throughout the week corresponding to World Suicide Prevention Day, which is recognized annually on September 10.

Attitudes towards suicide have varied over the years through the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods with some supporting the act in cases when people were afflicted with a disease and some denying that suicide was a crime. It was not until the 1950s that suicide prevention activities in the U.S. started.

One of the most helpful and effective ways we can observe Suicide Prevention Week is by raising awareness of it. We need to reduce the stigma around it and raise awareness so that more and more people can reach out for help.

While suicide is often associated with feelings of loneliness and isolation, it is a shared and far-reaching public health problem. As the tenth leading cause of death in the United States in 2019, suicide affects all ages and types of people. But thanks to an increase in awareness and resources, prevention efforts have become more common and effective.

Despite outdated misperceptions, suicide is neither a personal failure nor the evidence of mental illness, but rather a common human response to difficult environmental factors and emotional pain. Improving life circumstances, enhancing social connection and reducing emotional pain are the most effective ways to reduce the frequency and intensity of suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Mental health organizations around the country recognize National Suicide Prevention Week and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month during the month of September each year. However, working together to develop our collective understanding and awareness of suicide in order to prevent it is something we need to be doing every day. Talking to a counselor about any questions you have about how to help support others or how to get help for yourself is a great place to start.

Suicide is a major public health problem that is amongst the leading causes of death in the United States. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. With the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and ongoing issues of racial injustice causing major psychological impacts across the country, we may see elevated suicide rates.

To reduce the potential for suicide during these crises, it is crucial to decrease stress, anxiety, fears and loneliness. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background, so knowing the warning signs and what resources are available can help save lives.

During the month of September, the American Counseling Association will be dedicated to raising awareness of suicide and advocating the prevention of this public health crisis. We are committed to shedding light on this largely stigmatized and difficult topic by providing resources to inform and educate professionals and the community on how to identify warning signs, take action, and significantly reduce the number of deaths by suicide.

Suicide affects all ages and groups. In addition to the number of people who are injured or die, suicide also affects the health of others and the community. When people die by suicide, their family and friends can experience shock, anger, guilt, and depression. Below are groups with higher rates of suicide than others.

PREVENTS is national effort that seeks to change the culture surrounding mental health and suicide prevention through enhanced community integration, prioritized research activities, and implementation strategies that emphasize improved overall health and well-being. ACA is proud to partner along with The PREVENTS task force and stakeholders from multiple sectors, including nonprofits, state and local organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and government leaders, to implement best practices to improve health and prevent suicide.

SIMPLE STEPS: A Comprehensive Model of Suicide AssessmentThis online learning opportunity presents an evidenced-based, comprehensive model of suicide assessment. Issues of working with a diverse clientele, clinical supervision, documentation, and treatment planning will be highlighted in the context of comprehensive suicide assessment.

Clinical Military Counseling: Guidelines for Practice by Mark A. StebnickiActive-duty service members, veterans, and their families face psychological issues that are not experienced in the same way by the general population. This tactical guide provides skill-building techniques for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the medical and psychosocial aspects of military health. Topical coverage includes contemporary military culture; the neuroscience of military stress and trauma; suicide; chronic illness and disability; and blast and traumatic brain injuries.

Critical Incidents in School Counseling, Third EditionEdited by Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman, Chris Wood, and Heather J. FyeCritical Incidents in School Counseling explores contemporary case scenarios that arise in school counseling with children and adolescents. Topics are organized around the CACREP Standards and issues explored include trauma, drug use, pregnancy, cyberbullying, suicide, gangs, parental conflicts, sexual orientation, third-culture students, student career development, and ethical and professional dilemmas.

SIMPLE STEPS: A Comprehensive Model of Suicide Assessment This online learning opportunity presents an evidenced-based, comprehensive model of suicide assessment. Issues of working with a diverse clientele, clinical supervision, documentation, and treatment planning will be highlighted in the context of comprehensive suicide assessment.

There are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). This is a 90-minute in-person suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Seats are limited. Register for QPR training

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