It’s September! I said that yesterday. Part of me even thought that I should maybe change the topic of yesterday’s post, but I feel like September 1st isn’t the only day that I can talk about this. Not that this is not an important subject… I just wanted to give myself a day to let my brain rest before I started in on this subject.
Did you know that there’s like 192 different holidays in September besides Labor Day? It’s insane. Honestly, I think they just think up something for every day. And I suppose that’s all right for people that are looking to celebrate each of this unique and crazy subjects. Like American Chess Day, or Chicken Boy Day (I’m not sure I want to know what that is..), or even National Read a Book Day. That’s definitely one I’ll participate in as a book worm.
But let’s talk about the really important one that’s happening this month.
National Suicide Prevention Week 2021
Starts in the United States on Sunday, September 5 and ends on Saturday, September 11
Here’s some important links:
- NAMI – National Alliance for Mental Illness
- AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Also – Friday, September 10 is actually World Suicide Prevention Day 2021. Definitely don’t want that to slip through the cracks either.
I’m sure there’s a ton of different websites that you can look into, but those were the top big ones for me. I’m going to try and think ahead about some different subjects to write about for that week. As a suicide attempt survivor, this is a subject close to my heart.
A lot of bad things happened to me in the month of September. And as much as I’d love to just fast forward my way through all those bad memories, I definitely don’t want the month to go rushing by if it means skipping over this important subject. Are there any topics that you’d like to hear about specifically? Let me know in the comments.
And as always, thanks for stopping by, guys!