If you’re feeling suicidal or concerned that someone you know may be in danger of hurting themselves, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. The lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is staffed by trained counselors

“Within the Black community, we’ve had a narrative that we don’t die by suicide, that we’re resilient people who survived slavery. And that suicide was really a white problem.” 

That’s what Vic Armstrong, vice president for health equity at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says. With more than 35 years of experience working towards equitable access to mental health care, Armstrong knows the importance of starting those tough conversations.  

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