Spreading A Message of Hope During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Since 2008 September has been a month nationally designated to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Now in its 15th year, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month brings a message of hope in the form of local resources and organizations available to those in need.

  • Knowing the warning signs of mental illness, some of which are listed below, is one of the first steps:
  • Growing inability to cope with daily problems
  • Social withdrawal
  • Prolonged sadness or irritability
  • Extreme highs and lows
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Substance abuse

Many resources exist for those in need. Mental Health America of the MidSouth is one of those local resources for area Tennesseans. If you, a loved one or someone you care for is having suicidal thoughts, connect with Mental Health America of the MidSouth today via their website or Facebook.

There is also a new national hotline available for those in need – the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This new lifeline, accessed by dialing 9-8-8, is free, confidential and available 24/7.

This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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