Suicide Prevention Month: NAMI is here to help

During these last few months, as we're dealing with the coronavirus and other events in our lives, many people have become isolated and depressed. Some of those who can't cope have thoughts of suicide or other self-destructive behavior. The good thing is, you are not alone and there is help!

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The local nonprofit organization, NAMI of Greater Indianapolis, encourages anyone who needs help to reach out. A Helpline is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone who needs resources or support. Call 800-677-6442 or 317-925-9399. There also are support groups. For more info, visit

On Oct. 10, NAMI will hold a virtual fundraiser, NAMIWalks Your Way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The walk is to raise awareness and funds to support free programs and services for our community. To register or donate, click here:

For other events and info, visit their Facebook page at NAMI Greater Indianapolis, Inc.

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