September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), it’s “a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic.” For those in crisis, 988 is the new three-digit phone number to call, text, or chat across the U.S., and they can be reached at https://988lifeline.org/ online. Their services are free, confidential, and available 24/7.
The Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has curated a number of books on suicide that can be checked out by anyone in Indiana. Call us at 800-437-7924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you see something here you’d like to borrow. Click on the titles to see if they’re currently on the Library’s bookshelves.