September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness and promote suicide prevention. No suicide threat or attempt should be dismissed or treated lightly. It's important to learn about mental health, self-harm and suicide in order to stop the stigma so that people aren't afraid to talk about their struggles before a crisis occurs.
Dr. Scott Branam, Chief Administrative Officer, at Deaconess Cross Pointe discusses warning signs and ways to help in the video below.
You can also find additional information and resources here:
Suicide: Get the Facts
Suicide Part II: Addressing the Warning Signs
*If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.