National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is known around the United States as “National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.” It is intended to help promote and give attention to the Suicide Prevention services available to the community.  Please check out the following links on the Health Department and Youth Services Bureau webpages and visit www.preventsuicidect.org for additional information.

Check out the following videos to learn more about
risk factors and warning signs for these special groups of people.

Youth

Military

Older Adults

Looking for help and the steps to take,
checkout this short video.

Mobile Crisis Services

Mobile crisis services are available for youth (children under the age of 18) as well as adults (persons over the age of 18).

Youth – If youth are behaving dangerously, are putting themselves or others in dangerous situations or acting violently, call 2-1-1.  You will be connected with a crisis clinician to resolve the situation as soon as possible.  This program is available 24 hours each day, 7 days each week at home or at school. 

Adult – Adults living in Windsor, CT, may call 9-1-1 or Community Health Resources at 1-877-884-3751.  Both programs are available 24 hours each day, 7 days each week. 

Youth looking for ways to take care of their mental health should check out Gizmos Pawesome Guide to Mental Health to learn how to take care of feelings, thoughts and actions

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