During the month of September, Austin SHRM joins the community in supporting National Suicide Prevention Month. On average, 132 Americans die by suicide every day and suicide is a leading cause of death among all generations, with rates increasing 36% since 2000.
This week serves as an opportunity to bring awareness to a topic that greatly affects our society, to remember those who have been affected by suicide (both victims and loved ones), and to promote prevention and treatment to those who need it.
If you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
Below are some resources you may find useful: