09/16/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2019 14:44
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH
Berkeley, California (Monday, September 16, 2019) - Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of where they are, what they do, how old they are, where they are from. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide each year.
Know The Warning Signs
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are several warning signs to watch for:
If you or a loved one are having suicidal thoughts, there are people who want to help. You do not have to go through this alone. In Berkeley, we are fortunate to have officers trained in Crisis Interventionas well a Mobile Crisis Teamof trained psychologists and therapists.
Below are some people you can call: