September is Suicide Prevention Month


Suicidal thoughts by themselves aren’t dangerous, but how you respond to them can make all the difference. Support is available.

 Anyone can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 
 at 800- 273-8255 
 (en español, 1-888-628-9454;
 TTY, 1-800- 799-4889)
 Press 1 for the Veterans Crisis Line.

In Connecticut, call 211 for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline services, or youth or adult mobile crisis services.

Don’t feel like talking on the phone? Try Lifeline Crisis Chat ( or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME or CT to 741741 or the Veterans Crisis Line by texting 838255. If you want to plan ahead to help you stay safer in the future, download the My3 App from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can use the app to list your crisis contacts, make a safety plan, and use emergency resources. For more information, look in your phone’s app store or go to Are you concerned someone else might be at risk

The Connecticut State Suicide Prevention Plan 2025 (PLAN 2025) is a living, working document, designed to frame, organize, prioritize, and direct established and emerging suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention response efforts throughout the state through 2025.

PLAN 2025 was developed through the ongoing efforts of an expanding group of professionals, those with lived experience of suicide loss, and those with lived experience of suicide attempts.

To review this plan please click here: Connecticut Suicide Prevention Plan 2020-2025