Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Community Advocates Phone Bank 5-7 p.m.

If you're in crisis call 911; National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator

SAN ANTONIO - KSAT Community partners will be hosting a Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Community Advocates Phone Bank today from 5-7 p.m.

The focus for the phone bank will be on "starting that conversation" for people to seek help or at least know who to call. 

Phone bank information:

  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Date: Friday, June 15
  • Call: 210-351-1363

Volunteer advocates at the phone bank are from the military, military family support programs, and the majority are advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention South Texas Chapter.

Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.?

Each year, 44,965 Americans die by suicide. 

 

Seeking help early on can help prevent suicide and crisis. 

 

Suicide Facts & Figures: Texas 2018 

 

If you have an emergency or crisis, calls should be made to 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255  or locally to the Center for Health Care Services 24-hour Crisis/ Substance Abuse Helpline at 210-223-7233.

 

For more information about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention South Texas Chapter, visit afsp.org/chapter/afsp-south-texas/ or email southtx@afsp.org.

 

KSAT Community is in partnership with Energy Transfer, San Antonio Area Chevy Dealers and University Health System.

 

Information courtesy of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention South Texas Chapter.

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