Suicide Prevention Week
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted many people’s lives and wellbeing. This includes their mental health. Many people have become more comfortable talking about mental health during this time. We believe conversations about mental health should include talking about suicide. National Suicide Prevention Week is September 5-11 this year. The annual event aims to raise awareness about suicide. It is a chance to have a conversation about suicide and how to stop it.
Why It Is Important to Talk About
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone. People of all ages, genders, races, or backgrounds can experience them. Although suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, they should not be taken lightly or dismissed.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is among the leadings causes of death in the United States. This is especially true for people ages 10 to 44. Data shows that rates of suicide may be rising in some areas. But there is hope.
Suicidal thoughts are often a symptom of a mental health condition. Treating the mental health condition can improve wellbeing and reduce suicidal thoughts. We encourage everyone to learn about how to get help for yourself or your loved ones.
Learn more about the warning signs and risk factors for suicide HERE.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line
If you or someone who know is in an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
If you are experiencing suicidal or difficult thoughts, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The free and confidential service offers support for those in crisis. They also offer resources and tools to help you or your loved ones.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
People who are not comfortable talking on the phone, can use the Crisis Text Line instead. The Crisis Text Line is another free resource offering support to those in need.
Crisis Text Line
Text NAMI to 741-741
Behavioral Health Services at Chapa-De
Chapa-De has a team of caring providers offering a variety of behavioral health services. Our team includes psychiatrists, therapists, and psychologists. Our providers work hard to help patients meet their goals for mental and emotional health.
Learn more about Behavioral Health Services HERE.
For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
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