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It’s OK To Talk About Suicide – Here’s What You Can Do To Help

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, a time to help raise awareness and understanding of mental health and suicide in efforts to help alleviate stigma, help those suffering with suicidal thoughts, educate individuals about warning signs of suicide, and make efforts in prevention and treatment.  The number one thing you can do to help aid in our suicide epidemic is educate yourself so that you can help prevent, heal and reduce stigma surrounding the issue of mental health and suicide.

 

Know the problem.

 

Approximately 800,000 people die every year due to suicide, and many more family members and friends share that pain.  That equates to a person dying about every 40 seconds due to suicide.  Many other individuals have unsuccessful attempts at suicide, leading to living a life with sustained injury, wounds, scars, shame, and if left untreated may continue to live a life feeling depressed, suicidal, and make further attempts to take their own life.

 

Risk factors of suicide

 

 

Myths that simply are not true.

 

 

Suicide is preventable.

 

Know the signs.

 

 

What you can do.

 

 

For more information and support please connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifelines at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org

 

For more information on addiction treatment, therapy and mental health, sober coaching, sober companions, or to inquire about our private concierge therapy services and/or our teletherapy services (online therapy/virtual therapy) in New York City please contact our undisclosed therapy office location in the Upper East Side of NYC today at (929) 220-2912.

Author
Lin Sternlicht & Aaron Sternlicht

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