National Suicide Prevention Week
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
We have all heard about suicide on the news. Some of us know somebody that has been affected by suicide. Some probably very close to home. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape our communities and our lives, many people struggling with disorders like depression can be at higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior. This is especially important for the American Indian / Alaska Native communities. The AI/AN population is the most at risk of suicide.
It is important that we all know that we are not alone. There is help out there for us all. From friends and family to behavioral health specialists and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, there are people who want to listen.
What is suicide?
“Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die.” – CDC. It is sadly one of the leading causes of death in our country and it continues to grow each year. Did you know that approximately every 11 minutes someone dies from suicide? A staggering and sobering statistic.
What are the signs?
The signs of suicide can vary, but include:
- Increased drug and alcohol use and abuse
- Mood swings
- Mention of extreme loneliness / hopelessness
- Talking about death, suicide or wanting to die
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People struggling and suffering from the following are at higher risk:
- Mental Illness
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Substance Use
- Intergenerational Trauma
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24/7 phone line. Anyone in need can call anytime. Their call centers specialize in listening and offering advice and help. The service is available in both English and Spanish.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
How can Chapa-De help?
At Chapa-De, we offer Behavioral Health Services to help the growing need in our community. For those patients who are struggling with depression, we are here for you! If you are having suicidal thoughts or tendencies, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or 911. They are available 24/7. It’s important that you know that you are not alone.
For more information, call our Auburn clinic at 530-887-2800 or our Grass Valley clinic at 530-477-8545. You can also visit us online at Chapa-De.org.
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