Rounding out the week with difficult news prompts reflection
and perspective as we head into the weekend:
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Reactions, thoughts, and feelings, all invariably individual. Next steps must bring us together in action to recognize and reach out.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report every state in the US is experiencing rising suicide rates, and suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death. It is important to recognize this topic, ask yourself:
- Your instinct is that you or someone you know is “off” or acting differently
- You or someone you know is acting not like themselves, lost, hopeless, cannot see the future
- You or someone you know has brought up the topic of suicide or acknowledges suicidal thinking
- You or someone you know has higher levels of stress and/or changes to life circumstances
Suicide does not discriminate, no one is immune from the forces of depression, relationship and work stressors leading to mental health and substance abuse issues which can increase feelings of despair and hopelessness.
Resources are available:
If you feel there are no options, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.
To discuss concerns related to feelings of hopelessness or any other mental health issues about yourself or others – contact us today,
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