September is National Recovery Month

    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    • A Proclamation on National Recovery Month, Was Signed by the president on August 31, 2022
  • Every Person. Every Family. Every Community.
  • Increasing public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery.

988 - Call, Text, or Chat

Anyone could be struggling with suicide

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States
  • Help Prevent Suicide
    The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
  • What Happens When You Call?
    • First you'll hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center.
    • Music will play while you are waiting to connect to a trained crisis worker.
    • A trained crisis worker at your local center will answer the phone.
    • This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and get you the help you need.

Suicide Prevention Begins With All of Us
Just imagine if we could walk together toward a world without suicide. Since 2002, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks have brought friends, neighbors, family members and colleagues together to walk through their communities to raise public awareness and funds to support suicide prevention, including education programs in local schools and workplaces; support for those who’ve lost loved ones; advocacy for critical mental health and suicide prevention legislation; and scientific research that helps us learn more how we can save more lives. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and we want you to join us as we make strides in saving lives, and bringing hope, one step at a time, to those affected by suicide. Together, let’s walk.


Recovery for Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.
Need Help? If you, or someone you know, needs help to stop using substances, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or text your zip code to 435748 (HELP4U), or use the SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to get help. If you are feeling alone and having thoughts of suicide—whether or not you are in crisis—or know someone who is, don’t remain silent. Talk to someone you can trust through the call or text 988 or chat



988 Facts:
What you say about yourself is your choice when you call, text or chat 988. The 988 Lifeline has several safeguards to address concerns about privacy. #suicideprevention #988lifeline #SPM22 Link:

Tom Coderre, SAMHSA's Acting Assistant Secretary

For more OCA Health & Wellness Resources



American Foundation for Suicide Prevention      
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
 Construction Suicide Prevention Week
 Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention
 Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
 National Alliance on Mental Halth - NAMI
 Mental Health First Aid




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