ADMH Launches suicide prevention campaign

Published 9:11 am Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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The Alabama Department of Mental Health has opened a“No Shame” Suicide Prevention campaign for suicide and mental illness.

The campaign also has a National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number, 988. The reason or the 988 number because since July 16, 2022, over 37,700 Alabamians have contacted 988.

A person can still call chat or text a mental health professional by contacting 988

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Two years ago, 821 individuals died by suicide across the state, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Over 15 percent were children or adolescents under the ages 10-19. An individual may experience suicidal thoughts or feelings due to many factors.

“Sharing our feelings can be hard. Friends, family, and mental health professionals are here to help, and you can share, without fear,” ADMH said in a statement. “ Speaking freely with others, including peers and counselors can help. They can offer important resources.”