Suicide Prevention: Let’s Talk About It

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By Jen Marnowski, Communications Director, Mental Health Colorado

September 19, 2017

 

Whether we like it or not, celebrities can have influence in our lives.

Logic, the singer, recently made a splash at MTV’s Video Music Awards when he put the spotlight on suicide with his Suicide Hotline song. If you missed the performance he was flanked with dozens of people wearing t-shirts with the national hotline number on it.  His song, 1-800-273-8255, is currently on the billboard hot 100. He says was inspired by fans who told him that he saved their lives.

September is World Suicide Prevention Month and Logic is also a part of the “I’m Listening” campaign to put the attention on Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Sunday also kicks off Suicide Prevention Week.

Suicide is a topic that’s being addressed across the nation. Nationwide over 40,000 people die by suicide each year. Colorado has the 9th highest suicide rate in the nation. We need to talk about it.

Know the signs, and how to discuss it. Go to www.mentalhealthcolorado.org/help to learn more about suicide prevention and other mental health conditions.

If you or a loved one is having trouble with their mental health, and need immediate attention call the suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255.

In Colorado you can also call the statewide hotline: 1-844-493-8255 (TALK).

 

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