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#BeThe1To campaign

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the National Council is joining with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to raise awareness about and expand its #BeThe1To campaign. Every year, suicide claims the lives of 40,000 people and another 500,000 people attempt it. #BeThe1To emphasizes that everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention, encouraging everyone to “Be The 1 To” take action to save lives. One action – asking directly about suicidal thoughts, listening compassionately, connecting someone to a support system – can make a difference to help someone who may be thinking of suicide.