When is this day? September 26th
What is this day? National Law Enforcement Suicide Awareness Day is created to recognize the service of officers lost to suicide, raise awareness about suicide in law enforcement and, to remind officers and their families that they are not alone; help is available. This day will help to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help and, recognize that one moment in time does not define a life.
Suicide among law enforcement continues to rise, we want to acknowledge the issue, support the families and continue to raise awareness with an aim to end suicide. Setting aside one day per year to focus on it, offer solutions and honor those we lost is important to the families.
Who created this day? This day was founded by Blue H.E.L.P. in 2020.
How should this day be celebrated or observed? Participate in awareness walks, let others know you will listen if they are feeling depressed or isolated, remind first responders that they are important to our community.