September is Suicide Prevention Monthposted by Amber Brady on September 14, 2021
If you or someone you know is considering harming themselves, there are things you can do to help prevent it.
Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you learn more about suicide and how to approach anyone struggling with these thoughts. Intervention is not easy, but having the strong support of family and friends could change the mind of a person on the brink of suicide.
Your EAP is a confidential program that helps connect you to a full range of services. Your EAP is available 24/7 and offers a wide range of resources to support you and your household members, available at no extra cost:
- Information about suicide and other mental health concerns
- Brief, educational podcasts from licensed clinicians
- Professional counseling
To access the EAP website
Go to anthemeap.com and log in with the company code, State of Indiana. Click on the Podcasts tab on the right-hand side of the screen.
If you need extra support, you can connect with a licensed professional counselor for confidential online or in-person sessions. Call to get started: 800-223-7723.
For immediate help
If you or anyone you know is in crisis and need help immediately, you can access these free, confidential suicide lifelines 24/7:
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Reach out to the Crisis Text Line: text “home” to 741741
Suicide awareness and education are critical
To learn more, you can visit:
Thoughts of suicide can be hard to admit or share, but you are not alone. Your EAP is here to support and empower you to take positive action for yourself and others. Call your EAP at 800-223-7723 or log in to anthemeap.com (use the login State of Indiana) for help.