September: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

suicide prevention awareness month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  This month the Huck House Blog will focus on suicide and mental health statistics, risk factors, warning signs and what to do if you, or someone you know, needs help.


Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in people ages 10 – 24

90% of people who die by suicide had a mental illness

20% of youth ages 13-18 have mental health condition

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/Children-MH-Facts-NAMI.pdf

 

Mental health issues are burdened with unwarranted stigma and misconceptions. Ending the stigma could help so many teens and young adults who are contemplating suicide.

 

The first step to ending the stigma is educating yourself and others. Visit https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions for an overview of the most common mental health conditions.