Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Although mental health and suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time for people, organizations, and communities to join their voices and share that there is hope, help is available, and healing is possible.
This toolkit is designed for any person, organization, and community to use as a starting point to talk about mental health and suicide prevention.
The theme for the toolkit this year is “connection,” and it contains ideas, key messages, resources, social media posts, webinars to attend and share, and other opportunities to learn and talk about suicide prevention. It is encouraged to tailor these messages to best fit your community’s needs.
Download the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Toolkit (PDF)
Download the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Toolkit (Word)
View the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Shareable graphics.
Light Up Purple for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Light Up Purple for Suicide Prevention aims to raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts and show support on World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, September 10, and all month long.
Turning your lights purple is one way to show you care about preventing suicide and support those who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Webinar Learning Opportunities
MDH is hosting a number of suicide prevention and mental health webinars this month. See the complete list of webinars at Suicide Prevention Learning Opportunities.
We want to hear from you
If you used our materials, we would appreciate it if you could take a moment to complete the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Toolkit Survey. Your feedback will be instrumental in developing future toolkits and campaigns.
Past toolkits and materials
- 2023 Mental Health Awareness Month (Word)
- 2022 Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Toolkit (Word)
- Learn more about the #StayConnectedMN Messaging Toolkit
Reach out to us at Health.suicideprev.MDH@state.mn.us.