Suicide Prevention Awareness – Our Work Is Not Yet Done


Let’s promote hope and connectedness.

September marks Suicide Prevention Month.

Recent national polls indicate that 94% of adults believe suicide can be prevented. Unfortunately, we continue to see dramatic increases in the number of youth who need care.

The latest stats are sobering:

Almost 48,000 people died by suicide in 2021; That’s 1 death every 11 minutes; and 12 million adults thought about suicide and over 3 million made a plan.

Suicide is preventable. We are listening.

As a behavioral healthcare provider right here in the Triad, our team at Old Vineyard Behavioral Health
is dedicated to #BeThere during #SPM23 (Suicide Prevention Month 2023) in a manner that promotes
connectedness and recovery.

Culturally relevant mental health services, evidence-based treatments and support are available. We are listening – and we can help.

If you or someone you love is experiencing an emotional crisis or thoughts of suicide, 24/7 assessments are available by contacting us directly at 855-234-5920 or you may contact:

  • 988, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that provides 24/7, no-cost and confidential
    support for individuals in distress, including prevention and crisis resources. Text, chat or call
    today. Trained crisis counselors are ready to serve.
  • The Veterans Crisis Line for U.S. Military Veterans, call 988, press 1.
  • Trevor Lifeline, the only national 24/7 lifeline for LGBTQ youth, at 1-866-488-7386.

We want our community to know we are in this together, and each of us has a role to play in suicide prevention throughout the year and especially in September.

#BeThere #SPM23


Kelly Thacker
CEO/Managing Director | Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

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