Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, we can open up the conversation about suicide to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and connect people to treatment. Suicide can be hard to talk about, whether you have lost someone to suicide, or you or someone you know has had suicidal thoughts.

This month, NAMI's “Together for Mental Health” campaign encourages people to come together to advocate for better mental health care. Visit nami.org/suicidepreventionmonth for more resources, information, and personal stories.

  • If you're experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988.
  • Chat the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
  • Text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to the free Crisis Text Line.
  • Community Care resources - Health Topics - Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Month Events by County

Allegheny

9/10/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Pittsburgh

Highmark Stadium - Station Square, Pittsburgh

Berks

9/24/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Berks

Jim Dietrich Park

10/8/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Harrisburg

City Island - Harrisburg

Blair

9/10/2022

Blair HealthChoices Out of the Darkness Walk

Lakemont Park

Cameron

9/10/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Cameron

Dave Goodwin Memorial Field
614 S. Pine St.

Clarion

9/8/2022

Clarion Co Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Gumtown Park, New Bethlehem, PA

Clearfield/Jefferson

9/11/2022

Clearfield-Jefferson Suicide Prevention

DuBois City Park

Clinton

9/18/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Clinton

Riverview Park

Delaware

9/24/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Delaware

SUNY Delhi

Elk

9/25/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Elk

Downtown Event Park
Depot Street, St. Mary's

Erie

9/24/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Erie

Rotary Pavilion, Presque Isle State Park

Huntingdon

10/2/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Huntingdon

Detwiler Memorial Field

Luzerne

9/11/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Northeast PA

Kirby Park, Wilkes Barre

Lycoming

9/25/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Lycoming

Indian Park

Mifflin/Juniata

10/2/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk Mifflin Juniata

Kish Park, Lewistown

Schuylkill

9/17/2022

SkooCal & Schuylkill Co Stomp Out Suicide

Schuylkill Haven's Island Park,
Broadway Street

York/Adams

9/17/2022

AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk York Adams

Cherry Park (1466 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill)

Northeast Pa

9/10/2022

Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative

Nay Aug Park