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The Struggle With Mental Health During This Pandemic Affects Nearly Half Of Us. September, National Suicide Prevention Month, Is About Awareness

 46% of US adults admit to struggling with mental health issues since the start of the pandemic.

Americans are dealing with a lot of fear and uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, mental health issues have grown substantially. Suicides are up in every state.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and this year it’s more important than ever to be aware of the warning signs of depression.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

It’s important to get help for yourself or another who is at risk. Call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline for advice or to chat. Some of the warning signs of suicidal depression According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are:

Talking about:

  • Feeling hopeless
  • Having no reason to live
  • Being a burden to others
  • Feeling trapped
  • Unbearable pain
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Looking for a way to end their lives, such as searching online for methods
  • Withdrawing from activities
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Aggression
  • Fatigue

–Jona

 


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