Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Supporting the Wellbeing of Our First Responders

September 6, 2022

Take steps to reduce stigma and show support for mental wellness in the public safety community.

Death by suicide is a quiet epidemic among the public safety community. Many of the first responders who support communities in times of despair and crisis are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health challenges.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and there are steps city officials can take to reduce stigma in the workplace and create an environment where those who are struggling come forward to receive the help they need to heal.

Show your support, raise awareness

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the League encourages chief elected and appointed officials to show your support for mental wellness in the public safety community by raising awareness within your city’s departments and agencies. You can:

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