Suicide prevention

September 14, 2018

Suicide is a tragic decision that affects more people’s lives today than ever and we must do everything we can to help prevent these tragedies. In the United States alone, at least 44,000 people commit suicide every year.

Providing support, communication and regular follow up with loved ones are ways we can help others during times of difficulty, as well as connecting them to available resources and services.

Many times, suicide is preventable and each of us can take an active role in helping those in crisis by understanding the issues surrounding mental health and suicide. Please pay careful attention and don’t ignore signs such as:

  • Mental disorders
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Loneliness
  • Major physical illnesses
  • Previous suicide attempt(s)
  • Family history of suicide
  • Financial concerns
  • Relationship breakups

For more information please visit Suicide Prevention Lifeline and encourage others to do the same.