This is national suicide prevention month. What can you do to prevent suicide?  Look for the warning signs:

  • Those talking about wanting to die
  • Those giving away their possessionsS
  • Those feeling hopeless, or intensely lonely
  • Those experiencing mental or physical pain
  • Those increasing their use of substances
  • Those discussing revenge
  • Those demonstrating extreme mood swings
  • Those sleeping in excess
  • Those isolating themselves from others
  • Those showing rage

We can stop suicides. We must continue discussing mental health, reducing stigma. If you or someone you know is need of help, please reach out. There are health care workers who are available 24-7 via the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK.  For more information, email: kelli.donley@azdhs.gov.