Suicide is a complicated public health issue that calls for collaboration and coordination between medical professionals, patients and their families, as well as treatment centers and the local community. Suicide can be avoided. We can raise public awareness of this public health concern and provide them with the assistance they require if we all work together.
If you know someone who has indicated they are contemplating suicide, take them seriously. Encourage them to seek help from a mental health professional and don’t leave them alone.
You are not alone and help is available, dial the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.