September is Suicide Prevention month

While other diseases have flattened in terms of mortality, conditions like heart disease and stroke, suicide rates are climbing. Recent CDC statistics reveal that 25.5% of respondents 18-24 years old reported having seriously considered suicide during the COVID pandemic. In late June, 40% of USA adults reported struggling with mental health or substance misuse.

Your stories are important so keep talking. Keep telling them. Support mental health candidates this fall, give to behavioral health organizations. Thank you for being part of this tribe.

Study from CDC

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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