Friday, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day in 2021, a day to reflect on how suicide has become a leading cause of death nationally and internationally. We’re all in this together. We frequently hear about a global economy. In this case, no one is alone when it comes to facing mental health issues. People on the other side of the world are battling similar negative thoughts of self-harm and suicide. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for us to join together in raising awareness about a growing issue of concern worldwide.
Fresh Start Recovery Center offers a range of mental health treatment programs, including a wide range of therapies and services for those in need. If you or someone you love is battling urges for self-harm or suicidal thinking, we encourage you to reach out for professional assistance. Contact Fresh Start at 833.625.0398 to speak with a trained staffer who can help you determine the right treatment plan for you.
Raising Awareness on World Suicide Prevention Day
You can participate in World Suicide Prevention Day by engaging with local organizations dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention. You can also reach out to those in need and offer to listen to their stories, and provide compassionate support without judgment.
This is an opportunity to post on social media using relevant hashtags to promote awareness. Social media allows individuals to tell their personal experiences with mental health, addiction. Sharing relatable stories can help others feel less alone.
Know Signs of Suicide Risk
There are many signs a person may be at risk for suicide. Keeping that in mind, some of the red flags are more obvious than others. If you see signs someone is at immediate risk of suicide, it’s important you take action before it is too late.
Signs someone is at risk for suicide may include:
- Obtaining the means to attempt suicide, such as buying a gun or stockpiling pills
- Expressing feelings of hopelessness
- Preoccupation with death, dying, or violence
- Engaging in risky or self-destructive behavior
- Increased use of alcohol or other substances
- Becoming more isolated
- Changes in routine such as eating or sleeping patterns
If you’ve noticed these symptoms, it’s vital to seek help immediately.
Put The Oxygen Mask On Yourself First
Being supportive of someone who struggles with severe mental health challenges can take a toll on you. It’s important to remember to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. It’s not selfish to put yourself first in this situation.
Ask relatives or friends to help shoulder the weight if it feels like your loved one’s mental health challenges are causing too much distress for you. This is important so that you do not experience burnout.
Fresh Start’s Mental Health Treatment Programs and Services
Fresh Start Recovery Center offers specialized programs and services tailored to fit the individual needs of clients who are experiencing challenges related to their mental health. If you or someone you love is struggling with their mental health and, especially, if they are showing signs of being at risk for suicide, please do not hesitate to reach out today for assistance. We are ready to help!
Fresh Start offers a range of mental health therapy options that include but are not limited to:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
Fresh Start offers programs and services for patients seeking mental health treatment. To learn more about our services, please contact our team today at 833.625.0398.
Contact Fresh Start Recovery Center Today
There is only so much you can do on your own. That is why there are highly trained professionals who are available to help manage mental health challenges, including suicide risk. For more information about how to manage mental health or suicide prevention, reach out to Fresh Start Recovery Center at 833.625.0398.