September is Suicide Prevention Monthposted by Brent Brown on September 21, 2020
September is Suicide Prevention Month.
If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, the Anthem Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here for you.
EAP is a confidential program that helps connect you to a full range of services, including counseling, legal assistance, and financial help, as well as work-life balance resources and referrals. We are available 24/7 to listen, answer questions, and help you find the support you need.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide ranks among the leading causes of death in the United States. It’s the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 34 and the fourth leading cause of death for individuals age 35 to 54. Overall, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US.
Access the EAP website or call for suicide prevention guidance
Anthem EAP can help you recognize the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for suicide. Just go to anthemeap.com and log in with the company code, State of Indiana.
EAP also offers mystrength
This no-cost digital tool can help you manage issues like anxiety, depression, and stress. MyStrength provides positivity-training tools, inspirational videos and articles, a daily mood tracker, and learning modules. To register, choose myStrength center after logging in to anthemeap.com.
Suicide awareness and education are critical
To learn more, you can visit:
If you feel you or a loved one may attempt suicide:
- Call 911, or go directly to your nearest emergency room.
- Call 800‐273‐8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
- Text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.
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.