September 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week

September 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide is preventable, and we can all play a role in this.  To do this, we need to know more about it. We need to know how big the problem is in our communities, what the warning signs are, and what to do if we see these signs in someone we know.

To learn what you and others can do in your community, please download and share the Suicide Prevention Community Participation Packet, and Governor Inslee's Proclamation.  If you know someone who needs help, the Washington Recovery Help Line (1-866-789-1511) offers 24/7 emotional support and referrals to resources in your area.

September is also National Recovery Month, and several events are happening around the state to celebrate recovery.  See links to Recovery Month resources, Governor Inslee’s proclamation, and other announcements here: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dbhr/director_s_page.shtml