National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death (behind accidents and homicides) for teenagers. For additional information see:

The American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry’s Facts for Families on Teen Suicide.

NAMI’s Preventing Suicide as a Family Member or Caregiver.


September 7 – 12, 2015 is National Suicide Prevention Week

Do you have questions about suicide prevention such as the following”

Is it possible to predict who will attempt suicide?
Are there any national efforts to address suicide prevention?
Has suicide been linked to anything beyond feelings of despair?
I’m worried that a loved one may be contemplating suicide. What should I do to help him?

To see answers to these questions, visit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s website at https://bbrfoundation.org/frequently-asked-questions-about-suicide-prevention