September is Suicide Prevention Month, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and September 11–16 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Let’s create hope through action this September and all year long. Taking time to understand the issue of suicide, what the warning signs are, and how to talk about it can create a more compassionate society where those in need feel more comfortable seeking help.
A great place to start if you’re seeking help is CCA@YourService, our Employee Assistance Program. Free and confidential to you and your loved ones, CCA@YourService offers risk assessment and referrals to professional counseling to help when life seems overwhelming.
The program also offers referrals to help alleviate stress related to caregiving, daily convenience, health and wellness, legal, and financial needs. CCA@YourService can be reached 24/7 by calling 800-833-8707 or by logging on to www.myccaonline.com. (Use code: STJOHNS to log in.)
The following additional resources are offered for employees and posted on the Employee Assistance Program webpage.
Love is one of the Vincentian values that our St. John’s University community espouses; by educating ourselves on suicide prevention, we can lovingly support one another in times of need.