If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.
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. 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, this month is to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is working to reduce suicide by ensuring that individuals, friends, and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.
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