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National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! With suicide on the rise, especially during the pandemic, Tri-County Health and Wellness Center in Phoenixville is committed to making sure that our patients are receiving the care they need to live a happy and healthy life! This includes mental health as well! That is why we have partnered with some of the top Psychiatrists in the area to ensure that you have access to the best care available for your needs!

How to Identify Warning Signs of Suicide

It may be hard to notice some of these changes in yourself, or a loved one, but if you know what to look for you are more likely to seek help before it's too late!

Here are some warning signs to look out for:

  • Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill oneself

  • Making a plan or looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online

  • Buying a gun, or stockpiling pills

  • Feeling empty, hopeless, or feeling like there is no reason to live

  • Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain

  • Talking about being a burden to others

  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs

  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly

  • Sleeping too little or too much

  • Withdrawing from family or friends or feeling isolated

  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

  • Displaying extreme mood swings

  • Saying good-bye to loved ones, putting affairs in order.

What to do when you or a loved one is struggling with suicide

It is extremely important to take action as soon as you realize you or a loved one may have suicidal thoughts. Here are some resources and a list of local mental health providers in the area and other resources that we highly recommend.

Nobody should have to fight their mental illness alone, seek the help you need!

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