September 7-13 is Suicide Prevention Week

Did you know?

• in the United States, one person completes suicide every 13 minutes?
• it’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by a suicide?
• that 50% of all persons who die by suicide use a firearm, kept in the home allegedly for safety, to kill themselves?
• Experts believe that most suicidal individuals do not want to die. They just want to end the pain they are experiencing.
• Experts also know that suicidal crises tend to be brief. When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved. There are services available in our community for the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviors and their underlying causes. Contact the health department for more information: 419-523-5608.

September is National Preparedness Month! Are you ready for an emergency?
“Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Get started here: #NatlPrep


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