September marks National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – Call 988 for assistance

INDIANA – September marks National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States.  Earlier this Summer, a new nationwide program was put into place with the news that The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline | SAMHSA.

When people call, text, or chat at 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

In addition to being a life-saving resource for those in need – 988 is looking to bring on new volunteers and paid employees. You will receive training, so if you are a caring person who wants to help those in crisis, apply today. Find your opportunity at:

A special note of concern here at IHCDA is the struggles of returning military men and women.  Veterans have higher suicide rates than most Americans.  Fortunately, there are special resources for veterans experiencing stress and in need of help, and more information can be found at Local Resources (