September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day. What can we do to save lives? Take 5 minutes out of your day to:
Learn the warning signs
Do your part
Reach out and
Spread the word
One in five adults has a mental illness. We need to erase the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. We have walking wounded among us. Better access to good mental health care needs to be supported. The old term that a person committed suicide needs to become he/she died by suicide. Learn how to care and support family and friends that are suffering from a loved one’s death by suicide. Get involved with local organizations. For helpful information contact:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or call 911 immediately. Crisis Text Line in MN is 741741. The person will be connected with a counselor who can help defuse the crisis and connect them to local resources. The line is available 24/7.