Blog Author: Ashley Guadalupe, Intern Counselor
For many the conversation around suicide is still a taboo subject. However, it is one that needs to be had. Suicide continues to be a leading cause in deaths worldwide. Regardless of age, race, gender, or culture, suicidal thoughts can impact an individual’s well-being. Many people are often afraid to mention suicide because they think it will plant the idea into the mind of an individual. On the contrary, talking about it provides the individual struggling with what they need most: a listening ear, to be seen and heard, and a reminder that there is still hope.
Call 911 immediately in the case of an emergency
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line – text NAMI to 741-741