September is National Suicide Prevention Month across North America. It is an opportunity to reach out to those who suffer from depression and, instead of reinforcing the stigmas, bring them to an end. If you know someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please reach out and help them. Make that second effort to call them. Connect them with a suicide hotline or help them get to a doctor. If you are personally experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts yourself, please know first of all that you are NOT alone. There are many people who do understand the pain of depression and help is available. Please hang in there until you can get the help you need. Find that last ounce of strength to make the call for help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . Kids Help Phone
1-800-273-8255 (open 24/7) . 1-800-668-6868