September is Suicide Prevention Month
PLEASE SHARE THIS…
TOGETHER, AS A COMMUNITY…
WE CAN SAVE LIVES!!!
Every year, organizations across the country recognize September as Suicide Prevention Month.
JoyRich Health Care Centers would like to spread the word on what you could personally do to possibly SAVE A LIFE!!
Know the warning signs of Suicide.
A common myth about suicide is that you can’t do anything if someone is suicidal because you’re not an expert.
THIS IS NOT THE CASE!
You don’t need to be an expert in psychological health to recognize when someone you care about is having a hard time.
While many of our Veterans experience these thoughts, we want to focus on EVERYONE that is having thoughts of suicide.
we need to let all of them know they THEY ARE NOT ALONE!!!
The best way to prevent suicide is to recognize troubling signs.
Some of the most common warning signs to look for in an individual include:
- Expressing hopelessness, like there’s no way out
- Appearing sad or depressed most of the time
- Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep
- Neglecting personal well-being
- Withdrawing from family and friends
- Losing interest in day-to-day activities
- Frequent and dramatic mood changes
- Expressing feelings of excessive guilt or shame
- Feelings of failure or decreased performance
- Feeling like there’s no reason to live
- Increased alcohol or drug abuse
- Talking about death
If you notice any of these symptoms in a person,
PLEASE share this information!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-8255
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
If they are a Veteran or Service member that you know,
They may feel more comfortable if you connect him or her with…
The Veterans Crisis Line’s 24/7/365 resources:
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1,
Or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/chat,
or text to 838255.
Identifying Signs that you should reach out to someone.
Sometimes, a crisis may involve thoughts of suicide. The following signs require immediate attention:
- Thinking about hurting or killing yourself
- Looking for ways to kill yourself
- Talking about death, dying, or suicide
- Self-destructive behavior such as drug abuse, weapons, etc.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!
How you can help others in coping with thoughts of suicide…
It starts with one small act and takes just one minute to make a difference.
Show how one act can encourage Veterans, Service members, and their loved ones to seek confidential crisis support from the Veterans Crisis Line.
Whether it’s something as simple as striking up a conversation or encouraging those on your social networks to seek help, every little bit counts.
Your actions could save a life.
Spread the Word!!!
During Suicide Prevention Month, be the reason a Veteran or a person you know finds support during times of crisis.
Take a minute today to show your support for Veterans and others and spread the word about the Crisis lines listed below!
When we come together as a community to show we care and encourage our Veterans and others to reach out in times of crisis,
TOGETHER, WE CAN SAVE LIVES!!!
We are here to help!
JoyRich Health Care Centers &
BeFree Centers for Addiction
2387 Professional Heights Plaza
Lexington, KY 40503