We Want You To Know That We Care About You!
Recently, mental health has been a hot topic in our society, and rightfully so. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the suicide rate is 25 times greater than the general public for individuals with serious mental illness and mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder.
Listed below are just some of the warnings a friend, coworker, and/or family member may be showing signs of suicide.
Warning Signs of Suicide
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Displaying extreme mood swings
- Losing interest in things or losing the ability to experience a pleasure.
- They are withdrawing or feeling isolated.
If you know someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, please help guide them to these resources.
- Missouri Department of Mental Health - Suicide Prevention
- Access Crisis Intervention - Burrell Central MO Crisis Line - 800-395-2132
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- The Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Press #1
- 911 or emergency services
Our team at SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia have the mindset of being prepared and looking out for our fellow community members. Missouri Suicide Prevention Project (MSPP) also fully believes in prevention training programs. They primarily target youth-serving organizations and at-risk youth and young adults aged 10 to 24. They have trained more than 75,000 people across the state of Missouri. Those trained include school staff, students, mental health providers, first responders, and community members.
As a community, we need to remember to care for one another and to be KIND. We never know the struggles someone could be going through. As fellow community members, our team at SERVPRO cares about you.