September is suicide prevention awareness month and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the incredibly valuable resources that NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) has put together on this topic.
Recognizing the warning signs and risk factors of suicide and having a safety plan in place can save a life. Although suicide is a subject that can be difficult to talk about, it is important to learn how to discuss how you or a loved one is feeling, to remove the stigma and open the door for help and healing.
The overall suicide rate in the U.S. has increased 35% since 1999, showing that it is an increasing problem that needs attention. If you or a loved one is at risk for suicide or has had thoughts of suicide, seek help immediately. You can also download and fill out our ‘Keep Me Safe’ Plan to help to identify triggers and set up an action plan with specific people in place to help support in a time of crisis.
Access our free downloadable ‘Keep Me Safe’ Plan HERE