September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Mental health and suicide prevention are important topics that never go out of date. By taking the opportunity to promote National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we can help encourage conversations, reduce stigma and increase support to those who are hurting.
Stigma may not directly affect you, but it prevents 1 in 5 Americans with mental health conditions from seeking help.
Help a Friend https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/
Help Yourself https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/
Risk Factors and Protective Factors http://www.bethe1to.com/risk-factors/
Stories of Hope https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/stories/
Know Your Resources
College can be exciting, but it can also be stressful at times. Every student experiences concerns and stressors during their college years. The good news is that you have resources to help during those times. Working with a counselor can help you feel better, acquire new healthy coping strategies, build your resilience and improve your mental health.
Please contact us if you’d like to speak with a counselor or learn more about community resources. Visit www.lonestar.edu/montgomery-counseling.
Community Crisis Resources
If you are in crisis, don’t wait to reach out for help! These resources are available 24/7:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Trevor LGBTQ Crisis Hotline
Text “TREVOR” to 1-202-304-1200
Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
713-970-7000, Option 1