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988: Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 

If you are feeling vulnerable or suicidal or are worried about someone, call 988, the national number for all mental health, substance use, and suicide crises. For more information on this lifeline, visit the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) is observed the Sunday through Saturday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day. For more information on NSPW, visit American Association of Suicidology. World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 of each year. For more information on WSPD, visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day will be observed on October 6, 2022. Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 16 million American adults each year. Like screenings for other illnesses, depression screenings should be a routine part of healthcare. Mental Health America offers online depression screening tools that are free, anonymous, and confidential.

International Survivors of Suicide Day

International Survivors of Suicide Day is the third Saturday in November each year. Around 250 simultaneous conferences for survivors of suicide loss will take place throughout the U.S. and around the world. This unique network of healing conferences helps survivors connect with others who have survived the tragedy of suicide loss, and express and understand the powerful emotions they experience. For more information on International Survivors of Suicide Day, visit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Support Groups

For a list of support groups offered around the state, please visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's searchable database.


Page last updated: September 29, 2022