Monday, September 10, 2018, is World Suicide Prevention Day.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, I felt it was necessary to make a list of all the resources for mental health and events going on pertaining to suicide prevention in the Hudson Valley. Mental health is a huge issue that affects so many people, but the stigma around mental health isn't a good one.

There are plenty of statistics out there regarding suicide and mental health and they're scary. Like one person takes their own life roughly every minute, or that suicide is the second leading cause of death of people between ages 15 and 29.

Here are mental health and suicide prevention events in the Hudson Valley:

The National Suicide Hotline Number is: 1-800-273-8255

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a chapter in the Hudson Valley. Their website can be found here. They're located at 378 Violet Avenue, Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601, according to NY Connects. You can call them at 845-661-3518.

Out Of The Darkness in Columbia and Greene Counties are hosting a walk on Saturday, September 15. The walk is at Riverfront Park in Hudson, New York. Registration begins at 10 a.m., the walk starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

The Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce has an Out Of The Darkness Walk on Sunday, September 30. It will be at the Walkway Over The Hudson from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.