September Suicide Prevention Month 2021: 9/1 – 9/30
Suicide Prevention Month is the best time of year to empower the community to prevent suicide! For 2021, San Mateo County, Star Vista, the Pride Center, and partners are promoting the theme of “Supportive Transitions: Reconnect, Reenter, Rebuild.”
Events will be held all month long from 9/1 through 9/30. For a full list of events, registration links, and event specific contact information, visit smchealth.org/suicide-prevention-month.
Transitions, in any shape or size, can impact our mental health, and major life changes have long been understood to be environmental risk factors for suicide. Positive coping skills, resilience, and connectedness to family, friends, and our community can act as protective factors to help us navigate transitions.
While the pandemic has changed our fabric of life, it has also strengthened our resilience and resolve. As we re-enter life -whether it is going back to school, reconnecting with friends, rediscovering favorite places, or reimagining our future, transitions are easier when we navigate them together. All of us can play a role in suicide prevention. Together we can reconnect, reenter and rebuild for the future.