This September the Autism Society and Affiliates are focused on supporting students as they head back to school. We also recognize National Suicide Prevention Month, National Anti-Bullying Prevention Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month. Our public policy resources include details about Disability Voting Rights Week, which is taking place from September 12th-16th. We encourage you to learn more and take action to make an impact. SEPTEMBER RESOURCES
National Suicide Prevention Month
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: (Nationwide) Call or TEXT 988
Maine Suicide Prevention Resources
An additional access point to Maine’s crisis system, the 988 Lifeline serves as an alternative to dialing 911 for people who are experiencing emotional distress, thoughts of suicide, or a mental health crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Did you know: Research finds that Autistic individuals have a 3 times higher suicide rate than the general population. Autistic people with co-existing psychiatric conditions were found to be at an even significantly higher risk.