September is National Suicide Prevention Month Sep 1, 2021

Suicide remains the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that between 1999 and 2018, the total suicide rate in the U.S. increased 35 percent from 10.5 deaths per 100,000 to 14.2 per 100,000.

Frontier Behavioral Health's Regional Crisis Line, unlike other FBH programs that serve specific populations, is available to all ages throughout a six-county region and operates 24/7. Twenty-two phone screeners are trained to assess callers for suicidal or homicidal ideation, grave disability, and substance use and then implement safety plans until appropriate referrals are made.

If you are in crisis, call 1.877.266.1818 (serving Spokane, Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties).

Additional Crisis Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+): 1.866.488.7386

Veterans Crisis Hotline: 1.800.273.8255

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

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