National Suicide Prevention Week is observed in September and sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology.
National Suicide Prevention Week is an annual campaign in the United States to inform and educate health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide. By drawing attention to the problem of suicide in the United States, the campaign also strives to reduce the stigma surrounding the topic, as well as encourage the pursuit of mental health assistance and support people who have attempted suicide.
National Suicide Prevention Week awareness events are held throughout the week corresponding to World Suicide Prevention Day, which is recognized annually on the 10th of September. As part of the campaign, health organizations conduct depression screenings, including self-administrated and online tests, and refer interested individuals to a national toll-free telephone number.
National Suicide Prevention Week Sponsor:
American Association of Suicidology
To learn more, visit http://www.suicidology.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week
The awareness color for Suicide Prevention is Teal and Purple.