September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and millions of people mourn the loss of loved ones who died by suicide. Suicide is more common than we would like to admit. In fact, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
It Happens everyday, and that can be very uncomfortable to talk about, but we’re gonna talk about it today.
I sat down with Ames Hart. Ames is a suicide Intervention and Prevention Specialist, a Hope and Healing Coach, and the Chair of the Board of the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We talk about everything from prevention and intervention efforts, to coping with the loss of someone who died by suicide.
Check out our discussion, and be sure to let me know what you think!