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TW:// September Is Suicide Awareness Month

Suicide prevention is necessary because it saves lives. Every year, suicide kills more people than homicide. Suicide prevention is also important because it reduces the stigma associated with mental illness and helps to break down barriers that keep people from getting help. Therapy can be a valuable tool in preventing suicide because people who struggle with mental illness often turn to suicide as a way of coping with their illness. Through therapy, people can learn about their mental illness and develop the skills they need to effectively manage it and live happy, productive lives.

It will take all of us to turn the tide on suicide and help those who struggle get the help and support they need.

No one should have to face a mental health challenge alone – there is always someone out there who can help. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a trained counselor right away. (The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line are free services available to anyone in emotional distress or crisis; all conversations are confidential.

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