Many believe that individuals who threaten suicide just want attention. The fact is the attention a person receives from expressing thoughts of suicide may save their life.
There are generally warning signs in the days leading up to a person’s suicide attempt. Unfortunately, they may go undetected without the knowledge of what to look for. Educating ourselves on the warning signs may help save lives.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is a time to raise awareness, spread hope and encourage those with mental health challenges to seek help.
Dispelling misconceptions about suicide is critical to support those struggling.
– Scott Burgess, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health