National Suicide Prevention Month

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (toll-free, 24/7) at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor. 

The information provided below is not meant to replace trained medical advice, please reach out to a professional for individualized guidance.

Mental health matters, and it is okay to talk about suicide.

  • 12 million adults reported serious thoughts of suicide in 2019 and 1.4 million adults attempted suicide in 2018.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States (2nd leading cause for ages 10-34).
  • Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers.
  • Transgender people are 12 times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population.
  • Florida lost 3,567 lives to suicide in 2020 and 610,000 adults had thoughts of suicide.

The resources below can assist in finding compassionate help for you or a loved one.

LOCAL RESOURCES

NATIONAL RESOURCES

MORE RESOURCES

 

Don't forget to visit our collection of great books and movies  on mental healthcare and suicide.  All materials checked out under a patron account are confidential.  Remember, these books cover difficult topics, please read with caution and self-care.

Click on any of the titles below to view some of our favorites.

ADULTS

Book Cover: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh Book Cover: Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig Book Cover: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Book Cover: Easy Crafts for the Insane by Kelly Williams Brown  Book Cover: Wait by Cuong Lu Book Cover: The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health by Rheeda Walker Book Cover: You Will Get Through This Night by Daniel Howell

YOUNG ADULTS

Book Cover: The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati Book Cover: The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan Book Cover: Home Home by Lisa Allen-Agostini Book Cover: Depression by Jacqueline B. Toner and Claire A.B. Freeland

CHILDREN

Book Cover: Things You Can't Say by Jenn Bishop Book Cover: Luna's Red Hat by Emmi Smid Book Cover: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Suicide is a difficult topic to face, but each of us can help to fight the stigma.  Reach out when you need help, and remember that no matter what you are facing, you are not alone.

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”
― Juliette Lewis

Posted by Sean on July 21, 2021