September is Suicide Prevention Month; intended to create awareness and strengthen the fight against suicide. We can help to prevent ourselves and our loved ones from developing thoughts of suicide by staying connected to each other, checking in regularly, and offering support. It’s more important than ever that we be there for each other and know how to recognize the signs and take action.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is considering suicide, help is available. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact Crisis Text Line by texting PA to 741-741.

SEAP is also available to you and your family 24/7 to help.  Call 800.692.7459 (TDD 800.824.4306).

Learn more about suicide awareness and prevention resources.

Find out how SEAP can help with any of life’s challenges.  Trained SEAP professionals are available 24/7 to provide confidential help.  They can be reached at 800.692.7459.  Check out the Live and Work Well website at; access code: Pennsylvania.