For the past 15 years, September has been designated as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to bring attention to what has become the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. In the state of Ohio, death by suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 and 34.
Throughout the month of September Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services will be posting information for those who may be contemplating thoughts of suicide and those who may have loved ones who they think might be in danger. We will also be posting videos - all of which will be available on this page and on our YouTube Channel.
It can scary to try and figure out what to say to someone when you think they might be having thoughts about suicide. The website BeThe1To is a great resource to learn how you can support someone who may be in crisis or struggling.
If YOU are someone who needs help, remember three simple numbers: 9-8-8.
The 988 Lifeline is free and provides confidential support to anyone who may need it 24/7. Launched by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2005, the 988 Lifeline works with partners at Behavioral Healthcare organizations who offer guidance and trainings to continually improve the services to communities across the country.
SPREAD THE WORD! 9-8-8
It may save someone's life.