September is Suicide Awareness Month

Suicidal thoughts, just 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. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often “taboo” topic. In addition to shifting public perception, we use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. Our goal is ensuring that individuals, friends, and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.

Please click here to visit a webpage with information, suicide prevention resources and hotline numbers, as well as information about how to contact a mental health counselor if needed.