STOP Suicide in September, Can Anyone Hear Me?

STOP Suicide in September, Can Anyone Hear Me?

John Hacker

Stop Suicide in September, Can anyone hear me?

John Hacker


September was first declared as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in 2008. Since then, September has been a time to acknowledge those affected by suicide, raise awareness, and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services.

A time to connect within the community.

According to reports, each year more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24 and these rates are increasing.

There has been a sharp increase in female veteran suicide over the past few years.

Suicide is a problem that touches the lives of many Americans. Many of us may know someone, such as a friend, family member, or coworker who has attempted or died by suicide. Over the past two decades, suicide rates have steadily risen in the United States. The tragedy is Suicide amongst Veterans continues to rise and seems like people in government are not taking action.

It’s important for you to know that suicide is preventable.

It all starts locally,

With our workplace, schools, churches community organizations, veterans’ organizations. It takes a team.

American Legion along with VFW, are launching VETERANS SUICIDE AWARENESS AND ASSISTANCE COMMUNITY PROGRAM starting September 1.

Go to for updates and information.

The new “988 press 1” for veterans in crisis is now functional and working in the Cape Fear Region.

Get started and lets turn this trend around, America should not be having to go through this.

Be the one to help make a difference.