This post is presented in collaboration with 211 Big Bend Hotline Counselors, Hotline Supervisors, and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Trainers, devoted to speaking openly about mental health and…
Did you know that in the US, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States? It was responsible for more than 47,500 deaths in 2019, which is about one death every 11 minutes.
- It is believed that most individuals that have thoughts of suicide do want to live.
- They just feel trapped in their current situation and want to end the pain they are experiencing.
- Suicidal crises tend to be brief. When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved.
- There are services available in our community for the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviors, and their underlying causes.
Join us in supporting suicide prevention. Learn about the issues or help a suicidal person seek help. Together, we can reduce the number of suicides in our community. In the Big Bend area, call Helpline 211 24-hours a day for free, private crisis counseling and suicide prevention assistance.
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