September 2015 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions that affect people when they are most vulnerable. Suicidal thoughts and suicide occur too frequently but should not be considered common and can indicate more serious issues. In many cases the individuals, friends, and families affected by suicide are left in dark, feeling shame or stigma that prevents talking openly about issues dealing with suicide.
Know the Warning Signs and Risk of Suicide
Preventing Suicide as a Family Member or Caregiver
Being Prepared for a Crisis
National Suicide Prevention Week
To write love on her arms is today's trend of awareness. In honor, support or memory of someone we ask that you write love on your arms and post the pics #nationalsuicideawarenessweek