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.
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.