September is known around the United States as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and is intended to help promote awareness surrounding each of the Suicide Prevention resources available to us and our community. The simple goal is to learn how to help those around us and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. The Village of La Grange Park Board brings awareness to this serious issue by Proclamation.
We can all help prevent suicide. The La Grange Park Police Department offers assistance to those dealing with or have loved ones that may be a suicide risk. Another source is The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline which provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 9-8-8
or 1-800- 273-8255 / 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) offers assistance across many categories. Please visit their Help Is Here: Talk To Someone page on their website.
SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES (SPS)
SPS's mission is to open minds, save lives and restore hope through prevention, intervention and postvention, using education, advocacy and collaboration.
Suicide Prevention Services is located in Batavia, IL. at Stone Manor. Find out more about this local resource at http://www.spsamerica.org/ or call 630-482-9699
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)
NAMI is helping to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. Find out how you can help at Nami.org