National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), takes place every September to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and to celebrate recovery.
In addition to National Recovery Month, September 5 through 11 was National Suicide Prevention Week. At Telecare, we created suicide prevention graphics and resource cards that were distributed to all of our programs. The two infographics provided facts on suicide in adult or adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) populations. Resource cards with age-specific warning signs and hotline numbers were provided as well.
If someone you know is considering suicide, talk to them. Listen to them. Let them know that you are there for them and that they are not alone.
We have made the graphics below available to download so you can print, share, and post to help continue raising awareness all year long.