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Suicide Prevention and Recognition

By Jeffrey Sterling, MD November 12, 2019

Introduction

This post is about suicide prevention and recognition.

Suicide Prevention: One Conversation Can Save a Life

Suicide Prevention

Suicidal thoughts affect individuals of every age, gender and background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Although common, suicidal thoughts should not be considered normal. Often, they indicate more serious issues. They should never be ignored.

In 2016 alone, nearly 45,000 individuals died by suicide. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Straight, No Chaser at www.jeffreysterlingmd.com joins the legions of resources shedding light to this still taboo topic. Please reach out to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. Don’t wait until after the fact to wonder why it happened. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

Wait! There’s More!

Read these Straight, No Chaser posts for a discussion on various issues related to suicide. Knowledge is life!

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We’re in Week Two of our 30-Day Push-Up Challenge! Follow this link, and participate! It only takes a minute and is an excellent measure of your heart health!

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