Suicide Prevention

Preventing Suicide is a Public Health Effort


September is National Suicide Prevention Month. With the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and ongoing issues of racial injustice causing major psychological impacts across the country, we may see elevated suicide rates. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable.


For the next several weeks, the American Counseling Association will be dedicated to raising awareness of suicide and advocating the prevention of this public health crisis. We are committed to shedding light on this largely stigmatized and difficult topic by providing resources to inform and educate professionals and the community on how to identify warning signs, take action, and significantly reduce the number of deaths by suicide. Check out our Suicide Prevention Month webpage, and downloadable resources including a suicide prevention fact sheet and infographic to share.