Suicide Prevention Awareness Month



Suicidal thoughts can occur at any age, regardless of season, gender, or culture. Although this was a taboo subject, we might spend some time learning about and being aware of the condition. Suicide is often the outcome of an untreated mental health issue and should not deem lightly.

Many people experience suicidal thoughts, especially when under stress or dealing with mental or physical health issues. Suicidal ideation is a symptom of a more severe problem. The ideas can be a series of thinking and planning suicide. Most people can recover from medication, therapy, and personal development work, but this does not appear to be the case for everyone. So, the first step is to seek assistance. If a loved one is showing the warning signs of suicidal thoughts, it is critical to ask them if they are thinking about suicide and keep them safe by staying around.

Since September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we could change the stigma and public perception about this topic. We can use this month to express hope to people affected by suicide. We can assist by talking with the individual, listening to them, and being present for them. Perhaps, with some understanding and compassion, we can provide our friends and families with the resources they need to talk about their feelings and a safety net they could call on during serious attempts.

If we assisted people suffering from mental illnesses, we would undoubtedly save more lives than would otherwise be lost due to successful suicide attempts. As we reach out to people and assist them, they may realize that there are different answers to their situation.

We can reach National Mental Health Crisis Hotlines at 0917-899-USAP (8727) and 7-989-USAP (8727) if we know someone struggling with suicidal thoughts. (Gonzales, C. 2021) or if you are looking for mental health consultation, you can also send us an email to hello@bofillpsychologicalservices.org

 

Reference:

Gonzales, C. (2021) Mental health, suicide hotline calls up in 1Q 2021 — DOH. Retrieved from:: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1409812/mental-health-suicide-hotline-calls-up-in-1q-2021-doh#ixzz75OjdNKCJ

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