And finally, September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
and the first step in helping prevent suicide is being aware of the signs and mindful of how we treat others. I find TWLOHA
and NAMI to be solid resources and echo this paragraph from NAMI’s site
as someone who has personally attempted, but survived, suicide.
It can be frightening if someone you love talks about suicidal thoughts. It can be even more frightening if you find yourself thinking about dying or giving up on life. Not taking these kinds of thoughts seriously can have devastating outcomes, as suicide is a permanent solution to (often) temporary problems.
If you, or someone you know, is at risk - please don’t hesitate: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911.
If you’re reading this from outside the USA and have international resources to recommend, or if you have other USA resources to recommend, please hit reply and let me know. I can share them in the next issue to help all in this community who might need the information. And thank you for caring about this issue ❤️