Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Find resources to learn more about suicide prevention at Sheppard Pratt.

September 1 - 30: 48,000 Steps Campaign 

Each year, nearly 48,000 Americans die by suicide and the rate continues to rise. Please join us as we challenge our community to walk 48,000 steps (approximately 21 miles) in September in an effort to raise awareness and connect people to the mental health resources and services they need. 

Join in the conversation, share your progress with us on social media, and encourage your friends and family to participate in person or virtually along the way as you raise awareness. All you need in order to participate is a pedometer, such as a Fitbit or a smartphone with a pedometer app (Pacer, CharityMiles, GoogleFit, or MyFitnessPal), track your steps, and share your progress along the way.

Help us take suicide prevention a step further and join us this month in our awareness efforts! Follow along on social media using #48000steps or add our custom Facebook profile picture frame to show support.

To add our Facebook profile picture frame, follow these instructions:

  1. On your Facebook page, click the camera icon on your profile picture
  2. Select "Add Frame"
  3. Search "#48000" to find Sheppard Pratt's frame
  4. Apply it to your profile picture 

Suicide Prevention Resources from Sheppard Pratt

Additional Recommended Resources

National Institutes of Mental Health

Learn the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for those in crisis, as well as contact information to connect you to support resources through the National Institute of Mental Health’s suicide prevention site.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support 24/7 to those experiencing distress or crisis.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) provides valuable information and crisis resources aimed at helping you understand the warning signs of suicide so you can be better prepared for a crisis. 

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