01 Sep Wake Up Narcolepsy Recognizes Suicide Prevention Month & Launches Mental Health Webpage
In the U.S., the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s # is 1-800-273-8255. Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME to 741741 (US), 686868 (Canada), or 85258 (UK).
September is Suicide Prevention Month and Wake Up Narcolepsy is launching its ‘Narcolepsy & Mental Health’ webpage to acknowledge the ties between Narcolepsy and suicide. Although it is a very sensitive topic that must be handled carefully, it is important to discuss.
The new page contains referrals to crisis resources provided by 988 Lifeline and ThroughLine’s “Find a Helpline,” as well as links to Wake Up Narcolepsy’s support groups and previous recordings of webinars dealing with mental health and Narcolepsy. There is also a link to register for our upcoming webinar on “Taking Care of Your Mental Health: Strategies for People with Narcolepsy and Supporters,” with Jennifer Mundt, PhD.
Although these resources are in no way extensive and should not be used as a substitute for professional help in a crisis, they are a good place to start with the conversation about Narcolepsy, mental health and suicide prevention.
Moving forward, Wake Up Narcolepsy will be working to connect with more organizations that can increase the awareness of these topics and provide more resources to the Narcolepsy community. We care deeply about our community and are working hard to bring attention to the issues affecting them.
Thank you to all of the organizations out there doing the work to prevent suicide. We appreciate you greatly.
If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or others, call 911 immediately, call 988 to reach the suicide hotline or chat online at 988lifeline.org
“988 Lifeline ofrece servicios gratuitos en español las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana. No tiene que hablar inglés para recibir ayuda.” – 988 Lifeline
You are not alone.
The staff members of Wake Up Narcolepsy are not mental health professionals and advice or resources from our website or other mediums should never substitute for professional treatment or be used in place of immediate help. Wake Up Narcolepsy does not endorse or recommend any services or make any representations or warranties as to the content, accuracy, or completeness of the resources listed. This is simply a guide to finding them.