This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and in honor of this important cause, Wellness Wednesday will be focused on sharing resources for suicide prevention.
The most important message during this important week is that there is hope, there is help available, and there is healing for all individuals who may struggle with thoughts of hurting themselves. In fact, over 93% of people who have considered or tried taking their own life live among us. You see these people living happy, healthy lives around you every day. The overwhelming majority of people who have experienced that lowest point get better.
It’s important to be aware, informed, and cautious regarding suicide, but having open and caring conversations with those that we love and care about is a great place to start. Information and resources can be found regarding suicide prevention on our Wellness website, including this detailed pamphlet put together by one of our own community members.
Here are some upcoming events that community members should be aware of in support of suicide prevention. Please click the links for more information:
- Sept. 14: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness Walk” in Salt Lake City.
- Sept. 17: Jordan Family Education Center will host a QPR Training for community members that would like to develop skills to intervene and recognize warning signs for suicide.
- Sept. 18: Our Wellness Team will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid training for individuals interested in becoming more informed on mental health and how to help.
To download a detailed spreadsheet of all mental health providers in our Jordan District Community, instructions are included in the document.
If you have questions about specific resources for suicide, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish you the best this week and encourage each of you to connect with one another around the hopeful message that there is healing and help available for each of us.