September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Bruised and Wounded: Struggling to Understand Suicide with Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
Suicide Awareness is a growing initiative in our culture and our Church that reminds us to regularly check in with ourselves and with our loved ones, especially during seasons of stress, anxiety, or despair. Suicide prevention and offering comfort to those grieving a loss from suicide can be difficult to navigate. This page offers resources for hope and guidance for those who need it.
Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines:
Seven signs someone is at risk for suicide:
1. Talking about suicide
2. A bipolar or depression diagnosis
3. Drinking and drug use
4. Feelings of anxiety and guilt
5. Buying a firearm
6. Internet searches
7. Age, most common among adults 45-64
Bringing up the subject of suicide does not increase the chances that a person will become suicidal or be more likely to act on such thoughts. In fact, it is just the opposite. Understanding Suicide reviews the risk factors, warning signs, how to talk about suicide and how Pine Rest can help.