This week on Healthy Living, we discuss the warning signs of suicide. We hear from expert Bright Shitemi, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization addressing mental health and illness among the youth in Kenya. And a look at how suicide rates in Uganda have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. This topic and more on this week’s show.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a major public health concern. Over 48,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2018; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Resources for Faith Communities
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Suicide Prevention Resources
- The Action Alliance: Creating a national strategy to reduce suicide.