Suicide is a difficult subject to think about, much less openly discuss. Typically, this is not something that people want to talk about or even think about—but people do think about it and it does happen. A critical step in prevention is to have more open dialogue around the subject. One way we can take positive action toward helping others who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide is to become more knowledgeable and confident about ways to broach this sensitive issue if we think someone may be at risk for self-harm or suicide.
Whether you are concerned for yourself or someone else, please know that you are not alone and that there are people who are willing to help. Please don’t wait to reach out for help—there is hope and things can get better. United Counseling Service is available 24 hours a day by calling 802.442.5491.
We can all help prevent suicide. Every year mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. Learn more now:
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