The Postal Service’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is highlighting National Suicide Prevention Week, which is Sept. 6-12.
The week calls attention to the importance of mental health care, early intervention, proper diagnosing and regular treatment to prevent suicides.
The EAP website has several resources, including a video on suicide prevention and a downloadable book, “Suicide Prevention Through Awareness, Sensitivity and Knowledge.” The title of the book includes the acronym for “ask” — an important thing for people to do when they are concerned about someone else.
In addition to the online resources, EAP field counselors are working with USPS district leaders and advisory committees to highlight suicide prevention locally.
The Sept. 6-12 week is part of National Suicide Prevention Month, which is held every September and includes World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10.
For more information, go to the EAP website or call 800-327-4968 (TTY: 877-492-7341).