World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Prevention Day

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Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and continues to be on the rise. On #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, our goal is to raise awareness and hope that the information we provide can help prevent a tragedy from happening.

Recognizing the warning signs and understanding how to respond, can help prevent suicides.  Depression, financial problems, abuse, aggression, exploitation, or a life-changing event, can contribute to feelings of pain, despair, and hopelessness. If you or someone you love are in a crisis and suffer from depression, please don’t wait. Help is available, all you have to do is one of the following: 

•       Call 911

•       Go to the nearest hospital

•       Call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 on your smartphone or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free confidential emotional support. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the United States. 

•       Contact the Crisis Text Line by texting the word HELLO to 741741

•       Lifeline counselors are available for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing by dialing the 988 number.

•       Veterans and service members, the Veterans Crisis Line has crisis line responder readily available to help by texting 838255.

Visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website for more: