Spring and Suicide

Despite popular belief, suicide rates spike in the springtime.  We can all reach out to talk to and support someone who is suffering.  YOU WILL NOT ENCOURAGE THE IDEA OF SUICIDE BY ASKING SOMEONE IF THEY ARE FEELING THAT WAY.  Most people, especially teenagers, show signs that include but are not limited to; isolation, loss of motivation, giving away items, reckless behavior, or joking about death/killing themselves.  If you are concerned about a loved one, please ask them if they feel like hurting or killing themselves.  If they do, you can call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or other suicide prevention resources.  If you are in the Denver Metro Area, you may reach out to the Second Wind Fund at 720-962-0706.  If it is an immediate emergency, call 911.  We can all do our part to help prevent suicide.  

Posted on March 18, 2013 and filed under aspenparkcolorado, conifercolorado.