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Suicidal ideation is much more common than you might think.
A recent survey by the CDC indicated that 11% of adults in America have contemplated suicide in just the last few months (study performed July 2020). But thinking about suicide is very different than acting on it… completion of suicide is highly preventable.
There are ways we can all do our part to help support the necessary change in our communities. By encouraging acceptance and awareness of how mental illness impacts all of us (statistics are now close to 1 in 3 people who will suffer at some point in their life with mental illness) there will be more openness and dialogue, making it more likely that people will feel comfortable reaching out and getting the mental health support that they deserve.
Together, let’s obliterate shame and stigma, helping to shift the culture toward acceptance, empathy and understanding.
The collection of educational blogs below will walk you through the following topics:
3. Know the Risk Factors ~ Notice Warning Signs ~ Assess the Risk
4. Taking a Proactive Approach to ones own Suicidality
5. How to be there for someone who may be experiencing suicidal ideation
6. Myth vs Reality
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ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND RESOURCES
PROACTIVE SUICIDE PREVENTION
If you are having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for support and assistance from a trained counselor.
If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911 or your local emergency number.