Suicide Prevention and Depression Education & Awareness

Highly-rated charities leading the conversation on depression, mental health, and suicide prevention

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Over the last two decades, the those suffering from depression and the suicide rate in the United States has sharply increased, making suicide one of the leading cause of death in our country, according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Some leaders in the mental health field believe that our deteriorating mental health care system is partially to blame. 
 
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and October is National Depression Education & Awareness Month. These two concurrent months gives us a time to share resources and shed light on the highly-stigmatized topic of issues surrounding depression and mental health. Charity Navigator is, therefore, spotlighting a number of highly-rated organizations that are recognized as leaders in the field of mental health and suicide prevention advocacy, support, and education. 
 
We hope you will consider supporting one of these outstanding organizations today as they walk alongside those who struggle with depression.
 
To nonprofits, if you are a 3- or 4-Star rated nonprofit providing support; please complete this survey for your organization to be reviewed for this list. We hope to greatly expand our list of charities presented.
 
If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
 
Or, text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor through Crisis Text Line.