Suicide is a problem that touches the lives of many Americans. Many of us may know someone who has attempted or died by suicide. Over the past decade suicide rates have steadily risen in the United State. Suicide is currently 10th for cause of death among all ages.
It’s important for you to know that suicide is preventable. With commitment and engagement on social media, our communities, workplaces, and homes together we can help reduce the number of suicides. This is a time to raise awareness of the stigma and taboo around suicide. The stigma around suicide makes it hard to reach out for help, but with the right information, support and action, people affected by suicide can recover and lead happier lives.
Here are some warning signs of suicide:
- Talking, writing, or drawing about death.
- Looking for ways to attempt suicide.
- Talking about having no response to live, being a burden to others, or not being here tomorrow.
- Feeling hopeless, desperate, or trapped.
- Giving away possessions and behaving recklessly.
- If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988. Connect with a trained crisis counselor 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.
- If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can chat the chat the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
- Trevor LGBTQ Crisis Hotline Call 1-866-488-7386 for free, confidential, and secure online messaging service, providing live help by trained volunteers. Check the website for hours of operation www.thetrevorproject.org.
- Veterans Crisis Line- For Veterans Crisis Line Call 1-800-273-8255 or text 838255. This is for Veterans, Active Military, and their families. You can also have a confidential chat at www.veteranscrisisline.net.
At BCA Therapy, we are here to help and support you in a mental health crisis. If you need to talk to a therapist, we have therapists that can assist you and can help you recover and can help you live happier lives. Please reach out or visit BCA Therapy!
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