When we are at our lowest, it's often hard not to feel alone. As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month draws to a close, it's crucial to remember that those who have suicidal thoughts are not nearly as alone as they think. Below are the statistical information for the impact that suicide can have on both individuals and … [Read more...] about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – The Numbers.
As mentioned on our post on Sept. 6, September is the month-long observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Today, Sept. 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. While the entire month is dedicated to providing information and resources concerning the prevention of suicide among our loved ones as well as ourselves, … [Read more...] about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – World Suicide Prevention Day
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day. 2019's theme is suicide prevention. According to the World Health Organization, every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. Two hours. That’s how close the doctors said Andrea Huston was to death by suicide. Last December was bleak for the Kahoka, Missouri, … [Read more...] about Suicide survivor finds renewed purpose
Suicide rates increased in 49 states, including Iowa, from 1999 to 2016. As overall rates rise, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has reported veterans are twice as likely as civilians to die by suicide. While the factors contributing to deaths by suicide are far too complex to nail down in simple terms, there … [Read more...] about Honoring our veterans by offering our help
The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both of whom recently died by suicide, have reminded us to pay attention to what has become an epidemic in our country. We need to better educate ourselves so we can see the warning signs in loved ones and equip ourselves with the tools to help those who are on the … [Read more...] about Suicide: What to look for and how to help others