Suicide Prevention Month - September 2020

Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is preventable. Successful suicide prevention involves understanding suicide risk, protective factors, available treatments and resources, and procedures for maintaining safety.

At the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE), we work year-round to stay informed of the latest suicide-related research and Department of Defense (DoD) suicide prevention efforts and programs. This year, the DoD’s Suicide Prevention Month theme “Connect to Protect” highlights the important role that connections can play in preventing suicide — connections to family, friends, and the community, as well as to information, resources, treatments, and supports. To support this effort, we’re disseminating evidence-based practices and resources for suicide prevention. You can find detailed information on suicide-related screening and treatment in the Suicide Risk section of our website. We hope to increase your knowledge about suicide prevention so that you will feel empowered to be there for someone in your unit, service, workplace, home, or community.

Help Us Share the Message

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! This September, PHCoE will share information and resources about suicide prevention all month long using the hashtags #ConnectToProtect and #BeThere, so check back often and share!

Use this Social Media Toolkit to post suicide prevention messages on your channels. You'll find sample posts and graphics for use on a variety of platforms.

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