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Community Behavioral Health – Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. This is a time to raise awareness and discuss this stigmatized topic. September is also a time to bring hope and share information to everyone.

Suicide is preventable. Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs*:


  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
  • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
  • Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities – seemingly without thinking
  • Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from friends, family and society
  • Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time
  • Experiencing dramatic mood changes
  • Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life


*From US Department of Health and Human Services


If you or someone you know are having thoughts or feelings related to suicide, please contact one of the resources below.

  • Call 317-621-5700 (option #1) for Community’s 24-hour crisis service.
  • Call 988 for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn more at
  • Text IN to 741741 to be connected right away to a trained mental health responder.