September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Any death by suicide is a deeply sad occasion. It is extremely painful for close family members and friends left behind who cannot understand why it happened. Inevitably, their sadness is multiplied as they ask themselves what they could have done to prevent the untimely death. There are more than 700,000 deaths by suicide worldwide every year – each one a tragedy, with far-reaching impact on families, friends and communities. Preventing suicide is not the responsibility of governments alone. Each of us has a role to play, watching out for our friends, families and colleagues and offering them our support when we think they might need it. It can make all the difference.

PLEASE know there are people and resources you can turn to for help.
If you or someone you know is struggling with loneliness, depression, anxiety or mental health, there are ways to get help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255
National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

If texting is preferred, text HOME to 741741
Learn more about the Lifeline & 988