September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

2nd Chance - National Suicide Prevention Month September

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a chance to create awareness about one of the leading causes of death. Learn these action steps to help someone.


ASK:

“Are you thinking about suicide?”


LISTEN:

Listen carefully and acknowledge their feelings. Warning signs may include increased alcohol and drug use. Collecting and saving pills or buying a weapon. Aggressive behavior. Withdrawal from family, friends, and community. Giving away possessions. Impulsive or reckless behavior. Dramatic mood swings.


ENCOURAGE THEM TO SEEK HELP:

Seek help from a health care provider. If you’re in a crisis, call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, available 24/7, at 988. Follow-up and stay in touch after a crisis.


For loss survivors and anyone struggling, please know that you are not alone.

If you are struggling, getting treatment is essential. Call the providers at 2nd Chance Treatment Center today to learn more, or request an appointment online. Our mental health psychiatrists and substance abuse treatment centers are located throughout Arizona with offices in Phoenix, Glendale, Gilbert, Surprise, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Flagstaff and Tucson.

Author
Sana Khan

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