Hope, Resilience and Recovery
This week kicks off Suicide Prevention Month, a time in which individuals and organizations around the country and the world join their voices to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, and to reach as many people as possible with the tools and resources to support themselves and those around them. The month of September also holds National Recovery Month, a time in which to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who have found recovery.
We are excited to share the theme for this years 2020 Suicide Prevention Month, “Hope, Resilience and Recovery”. The theme this year is focused on hope by promoting resiliency through social and emotional learning and celebrating recovery. By promoting protective factors such as hope and resilience, we may reduce the likelihood that someone experiencing challenges will go down the suicidal crisis path. These protective factors may also help to prevent substance use, while fostering recovery and wellness.
Action: Download the image above to use as a digital background for video conferencing to help promote suicide prevention efforts and start conversations.