Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and more specifically, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, background or race.

Here are a few warning signs:

  1. Suicidal ideation which are threats/comments about killing themselves such as “I wish I wasn’t here anymore.”
  2. Increased alcohol and drug use
  3. Aggressive, reckless and impulsive behavior
  4. Withdrawing from friends, family, and the community
  5. Dramatic mood swings
  6. Talking, writing, or thinking about death

Crisis Information

If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you are looking for more information and support please call the NAMI Help Line at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

For more information please visit the National Alliance on Mental Health

 

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