Mental health resources for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - The Colorado Sound

Mental health resources for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Every September the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) observe Suicide Prevention Month. We wanted to remind you of mental health support resources that are available should you, your family, your friends, or anyone you know need them.

As of July this year, anyone can dial the new national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for free by dialing just three numbers: 9-8-8. Modeled after 911, the new three-digit 988 number connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional. 

Related: The new 988 mental health hotline is live. Here’s what you need to know

There are additional resources for those who need them. In addition to calling or texting 988, you can chat with the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.

Along with the call, text, and chat options, the CDC and 988 Lifeline offer even more information helpful to those seeking mental health as well as those who may know someone who is struggling. For instance: 

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Resources in Colorado

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety or any mental health crisis, please know you are not alone. Millions of people just like you struggle with these things every day. Help is out there. Below are some resources available to those in Colorado.