We all have the power to save lives.
September is Suicide Prevention month. As many of us know, the work of suicide prevention is going on 24/7, 365. It happens in schools, in homes, at doctor's offices and in emergency departments; but it also happens online, in text messages, and in everyday conversations. For every suicide that is completed, many are averted.
You can play a role in suicide prevention: talk openly when friends and loved ones about what they are going through, get trained to recognize the signs, or share resources that could help those who haven't voiced their pain. Everyone plays a part!
Region Ten Emergency Services: 434-972-1800
CAPS: 434-243-5150/ 434-297-4261 After hours
ReadyKids Crisis Line: 972-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text "help" to 741741
*Both of these are offered by Region Ten. Contact Sissy Allen for more information.
2017 SPARC Walk and 5k: 10/21 at East End Farm, Louisa