September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to National Institute of Mental Health, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-14 and 25-34, and the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15-24 in 2020. Suicide is preventable and there’s always hope. If someone is displaying warning signs of suicide or worrisome changes in behavior, it is vital to connect them to help immediately.

If you are struggling, you are not alone. Text, call, or chat 988 at any time to speak to a trained mental health professional, have a supportive conversation, and connect to resources.