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What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

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Every life is precious, and suicide awareness can have an impact on those considering taking their own lives and those who love them. Mental health treatment is available at Integrative Life Center in Nashville, TN. As part of our efforts to decrease the number of deaths by suicide, we recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day.

Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day takes place every year on September 10. The International Association for Suicide Prevention organizes events around the world to raise awareness and promote prevention efforts. Participants can light a candle at 8 p.m. local time, join a cycling event, or organize their activities to raise suicide awareness.

Preventing suicide requires the participation of many people, especially friends, co-workers, family, and community leaders who can make a difference in individual lives. Involvement on multiple levels across multiple disciplines can help save more lives.

Warning Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

Suicide Prevention Day seeks to raise awareness. As such, you must recognize the danger signs of suicidal thoughts and actions.

Suicide warning signs include the following:

  • Exhibiting an obsession with death or dying
  • Making statements indicating the desire to die
  • Indication of planning a suicide such as purchasing a gun or accumulating sleeping pills
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Illegal use of drugs or alcohol
  • Experiencing sudden mood swings
  • Engaging in self-destructive behavior
  • Saying goodbye
  • Developing extreme personality changes
  • Giving away valuables or belongings

If you or someone you know exhibits any of the behaviors above, they may need professional help. Since everyone acts out in unique ways, the warning signs vary in different people. If someone expresses a clear intention to harm themselves, you should encourage them to get help. No one likes to butt into the private concerns of others, but it sometimes makes sense to call the authorities if you witness eradicate behavior that indicates self-harm.

Mental Health Disorders that Sometimes Lead to Suicide

Many clients who come to our mental health treatment program in Nashville, TN, have underlying conditions that contribute to suicidal ideations or tendencies. Some of the conditions we treat at Integrative Life Center include the following:

These conditions require therapy from an experienced mental health therapist. However, those thinking about suicide often first reach out to family and friends. Participations in World Suicide Prevention Day can help you learn more about the warning signs that someone is in trouble.

Suicide Awareness

On September 10, 2020, the IASP will recognize World Suicide Prevention Day. According to event co-sponsors at the World Health Organization, someone takes their life every 40 seconds. That adds up to 800,000 people around the world. Most deaths by suicide involve young people between 15 and 29.

Mental Health Treatment in Nashville, TN

No one has to go through the depression and anxiety that comes with suicidal thoughts alone. That is the main message of World Suicide Prevention Day. Our suicide treatment program provides advice, support, and mental health treatment that saves lives. You can trust us with yours.

Our mental health treatment services involve holistic therapies such as the following:

Everyone receives an individual treatment plan at our treatment center in Nashville, TN, because we realize your needs are not the same as every other client.

Suicide Awareness at Integrative Life Center

Participate in World Suicide Prevention Day activities to help raise suicide awareness. If you need help overcoming suicidal ideations or have suicidal thoughts, contact us immediately at 615.455.3903 to get the treatment you need to rediscover the will to live a productive and happy life.

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