September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. Anyone regardless of age, gender, race, or creed can suffer from suicidal thoughts.
Thinking about “not being able to take it anymore” or “not wanting to be here” is called suicidal ideation. These negative thoughts are important signs of a crisis. What do you do if a loved one is experiencing a mental health emergency? How do you help your beloved be heard and feel valued?