10 Sep Suicide Prevention Awareness
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. During this time it is important to share resources and stories in an effort to remove the stigma around this topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Zeiders behavioral health specialists promote suicide awareness and team with the military and veteran communities to support and carry out prevention efforts.
If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255).