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National Suicide Prevention Month
We Can All Prevent Suicide
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a time to share resources and stories, as well as promote suicide prevention awareness.

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.
FCC Designates '988' As 3-Digit Number For National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors.

The rules require all phone service providers to direct all 988 calls to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 16, 2022. During the transition to 988, Americans who need help should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) and through online chats.

Veterans and Service members may reach the Veterans Crisis Line by pressing 1 after dialing, chatting online at, or texting 838255.
Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc.
During the month of September KPFC is hosting some webinars and virtual cafes.
Virtual Cafés are physically and emotionally safe spaces where participants can talk about the challenges and victories within their own lives. Cafés are structured discussions that use the principles of adult learning and peer support. They are highly sustainable with training reinforcement, institutional support, and a commitment to an approach that engages and affirms peers as leaders. Through individual deep self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning, participants explore their strengths, learn about the Protective Factors, and create strategies from their own wisdom and experiences to help strengthen themselves and their families. Participants leave Cafés feeling inspired, energized, and excited to put into practice what they’ve learned.
Upcoming KPFC September - October Webinars:
10 AM - 12 PM EST.

Protecting Our Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
September 11th 7th, 2020 Registration Open Now!

Family to Family with Lived Experience
September 18th, 2020 Registration Coming Soon!

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Parents
September 25th, 2020 Registration Coming Soon!

Resource Parent Tip Sheet
October 2nd, 2020 Registration Coming Soon!

Understanding Anxiety and Learning Coping
October 9th, 2020 Registration Coming Soon!
Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Find Addiction Treatment Openings

Use this website to find an addiction treatment facility that is taking new clients right now.
People Advocating Recovery (PAR) is a statewide group of concerned individuals working to eliminate barriers to recovery from addiction. Our vision is a Kentucky free of stigma and barriers to recovery.
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Substance Use Treatment Locator
Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country at

Buprenorphine Practitioner & Treatment Program Locator
Find information on locating practitioners and treatment programs authorized to treat opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at

Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator
Find treatment programs in your state that treat recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and other conditions at
Opioid Treatment Program Directory
Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at

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Last Updated: 06/11/2020
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

SAMHSA's National Helpline
Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.

Veteran's Crisis Line
Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Drug-Free Workplace
Assists employers and union representatives with policy development, drug testing, employee assistance, employee education, supervisor training, and program implementation.
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.
A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds.
Free and confidential
Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746).