September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The month of September is devoted to Suicide Prevention Awareness.  HHSC reminds everyone about the importance of resiliency and hope, two protective factors toward maintaining health and wellness. Hope promotes a general positive outlook and resiliency is the ability to recover and continue in the face of adversity. Below are some ideas to maintain your health and wellness:

  • Build hope by starting each day in a positive way to have an impact on your mood. You can use a daily mantra or think of three to five things for which you are grateful.
  • Keep an optimistic outlook and think about things you are looking forward to in the future.
  • Build a future focus and determine your pathway to get there.
  • Build resiliency by being flexible, adaptable and adjusting during unpredictable times. Think of those times and circumstances as being a learning experience or a challenge instead of difficult or a problem.
  • Keep your perspective by looking at things in a broader context.
  • Make connections with other people. Be open to assisting others and accepting help and support when needed.

Always remember that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide. Reach out to 800-273-TALK.

Learn important information about helping others, recognizing warning signs, and available resources about suicide prevention on the HHSC Suicide Prevention webpage.

For information about Mental Health Services at Burke, visit our Services page. If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health emergency, our crisis line can be reached any time, any day. 1-800-392-8343