September 7th through September 13th is National Suicide Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Preventing Suicide: Reaching out and Saving Lives.” One person completes suicide every 13 minutes and it estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by a suicide. Experts believe that most suicidal individuals do not want to die. They just want to end the pain they are experiencing. Experts also know that suicidal crises tend to be brief. When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved.
Please join Crisis Support Services of Alameda County in supporting suicide prevention. Together we can reduce the number of lives shaken by a needless and tragic death.
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Active Minds, Inc.’s Suicide Prevention Month begins on September 10th. Join them in a social media campaign to help save lives: Share a post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr with #ReasonsISpeak and the reasons you combat the silence surrounding suicide and mental illness. Together, we can raise awareness and save lives.