September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This Tuesday, September 10, is World Suicide Awareness Day. I would like to augment my last blog about teen mental health with the alarming rates about how teens are taking their lives and by what means. I direct you to the following article from the Daily Voice entitled ‘The Facts About Teen Suicide and How to Prevent It’. The statistics are frightening, the reasons may surprise you and answers are still few and far between.
If you know of anyone, or yourself, in danger of thinking about suicide, please call the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).