September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is national Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month—a time to share resources about how to take action to help prevent suicide in our communities. A 2023 study reported that attorneys are twice as likely as other working U.S. adults to have suicidal thoughts. The Kansas Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being has devoted September to providing access to help for those in the legal profession who are struggling with suicidal ideation. 

Crisis Resources

  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. People can call 988 if they are having thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crises, any other kind of emotional distress, or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. The longer Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) always also remains available.
  • NAMI Crisis Text Line. If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can text NAMI at 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor.
  • Call 911. If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.

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