You Are Not Alone

Trigger warning: Some of the stories or links in this week’s edition explore suicide and details of self-harm. If you are at risk, please stop here and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for support at 800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

 

 

The nation’s suicide rate has increased over 30% since 2001. It is now the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-34. This is truly a national tragedy. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and, as we’ve mentioned in previous editions of Tuesday Newsday, you can help by

Knowing the warning signs and risk factors,

Be prepared for a crisis,

And please remember that besides 911, there also is a Suicide Prevention Line 800.273-TALK (8255) – a free and confidential service for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Every struggle is different. Here are some stories of people that Suicide Prevention Lifeline has assembled of overcoming crisis to find hope and recovery .

Click here to link to their stories.

 

 

Last Thursday, Good Day Charlotte hosted NAMI NC Board member and mental health advocate Fonda Bryant on World Suicide Prevention Day. Click here for this interview which includes information on her free suicide prevention class which she is offering every Saturday this month. Remember you do not have to be a professional to help save a life!