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Mental Health Minute
Community Support for Missouri Children and Families
Thursday, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. This year, more than ever, it is important to educate ourselves about suicide prevention. The extra stress of COVID-19 has affected many people struggling with their mental health. According to aU.S. News and World Report article from earlier this year, “Suicides have previously increased in connection with major crises. There is evidence that deaths by suicide increased during the 1918 Spanish flu and 2003 SARS outbreak, the Lancet authors note. The suicide rate in the United States also rose significantlyin the first few years following the 2008 Great Recession, as millions of Americans faced a new level of financial hardship.”
LFCS works tirelessly to prevent suicide in communities throughout Missouri, but we cannot do this alone. Each one of us has the potential to mitigate the risk of suicide within our communities. Please take a few moments to see the statistics, learn the warning signs, and consider any tips or strategies that can increase protective factors in others. Join us in supporting those struggling with suicidality and being an advocate for suicide prevention.
by Sam Zuppardi
My Strong Mind
by Niels Van Hove
Youth & Teen Suicide
Constructed by LFCS Mental Health professionals, this 35-minute webinar provides an overview of suicide prevention topics, including statistics, testimonials, warning signs, common misconceptions, and strategies for support. If you would like to organize a Q&A or discussion session with your church, community group, or small group about this topic, please email Dave Eberle for more information.