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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), confidential help 24-hours-a-day. You also can visit the Lifeline's website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
Crisis Text Line: text START to 741-741
Nobody should have to fight their mental illness alone, seek the help you need!