National Suicide Prevention Week

Date: 
Monday, September 6, 2021 to Friday, September 10, 2021

We want to dispel the stigma of mental illness and help prevent suicide through National Suicide Prevention Week. 

Join us and Guidance and Counseling in raising awareness about suicide prevention and in spreading the message that #YouMatter.  #GarlandUSA #Bethelight

National Suicide Prevention Week is a part of Suicide Prevention Month.

Get involved

Participate in the conversation about mental health each day:

  • Sept. 6: Learn the signs of suicidal thoughts
    Talking about death, hopelessness, guilt, sleep issues, withdrawal, saying goodbye, giving things away.
  • Sept. 7: Save the numbers
    Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to 741741.
  • Sept. 8: Start a conversation
    Reach out to someone and tell them you care and are here for them. See afsp.org/RealConvo
  • Sept. 9: Care for yourself
    Try mindfulness, exercise, get sleep, eat well. See afsp.org/KeepGoing
  • Sept. 10: Raise awareness
    Shine a light for World Suicide Prevention Day. 
    Post on social media #WSPD #YouMatter #Bethelight

Resources

Contact your campus counselor to learn more about where to get help.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers resources to anyone that is struggling or who wants to make a difference for someone else by offering support and understanding. You can also learn more about suicide prevention on afsp.org.

Have questions? Contact Counseling at Askcounseling@garlandisd.net.