Suicide Prevention Awareness
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time dedicated to sharing information and raising awareness of the important but often invisible issue of suicide. Each year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers die by suicide. In North Carolina, it is the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 34. Youth and young adults have the highest rates of self-inflicted injury, hospitalizations, and ED visits of all age groups in North Carolina. Suicide does not discriminate; it takes life without regard to age, education, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, or gender.
Suicide is preventable!
Our Emotional Well-Being Action Team has developed a unified Wake County Campaign for Youth Suicide Prevention (called Wake Up 2 Hope).
How can you get involved in the prevention of youth suicide?
- Download the suicide prevention toolkit
- Consider sharing these social media messages and graphics
- Review this informational PowerPoint
- Attend training on Suicide Prevention: September 14, 2018
- Get trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid: December 12, 2018
- Review these Best Practices for Organizations
- Additional Resources for Youth Suicide Prevention