September is Suicide Prevention Month
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255).
  • For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

Sign up for Lifeline Chat here.

Learn more about National Suicide Prevention Lifeline here.
Suicide Prevention Resources from NAMI
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
Click here for suicide prevention resources and information from NAMI
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255). Learn more about National Suicide Prevention Lifeline here.
#BeThe1To Prevent Suicide

#BeThe1To Ask

#BeThe1To Keep Them Safe

#BeThe1To Be There

#BeThe1To Help Them Connect

#BeThe1To Follow Up
#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope.

From Emotions to Advocacy
From Emotions to Advocacy: The Parents' Journey
by Pamela Wright, MA, MSW
Worry. Sadness. Fear. Guilt. Helplessness. Anger. Confusion. Disappointment. More worry.
Parenting has always encompassed difficult periods — times when parents feel concerned and confused — sleepless nights when they worry about how well they are fulfilling their responsibilities to their children. Raising a child with a disability "ups the ante." Meeting the complex needs of the child with special needs can be extraordinarily difficult, frustrating, emotionally draining — and expensive!
Upcoming MPACT Webinars
You may also invite your young adults to participate in these transition-related webinar

MPACT Mentor Volunteer Program
What is an MPACT Mentor Volunteer?

Mentors are trained volunteers who, upon request, provide support to families of children with disabilities throughout the special education process. A mentor does not represent or speak for a parent or family member, but a mentor does help empower an individual to become a strong educational advocate for his or her child. MPACT mentors are screened and receive training and supervision from MPACT staff.

MPACT is funded in part or whole by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant No. H328M090020-10. The contents of the website, however, and any documents cited herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S Department of Education.
Copyright © 2020 MPACT. All rights reserved