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ABC-7 at Noon: Emergence Health Network talks about Suicide Prevention Month

EL PASO, Texas - September is National Suicide Prevention Month and Emergence Health Network is hoping to encourage El Pasoans to have conversations about mental health and suicide.

Here are some facts and resources from Emergence Health Network:

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and on average there are 129 suicides each day in the U.S. leaving behind their friends and family to deal the loss. 

Suicide Warning Signs according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention include:  If a person talks about killing themselves, feels hopeless, says they have no reason to live, feels they are being a burden to others, feels “trapped” or unbearable pain.  A person thinking about suicide may increase use of alcohol or drugs, looks for ways to kill themselves (such as searching online) withdraws from activities, isolates themselves from family and friends, sleeps too little or too much, visits or calls people to say good-bye, gives away their possessions. 

Emergence Health Network Offers help for Suicide Prevention

24-hour Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotline 915-779-1800

24-hour In-Person Crisis and Emergency Services 1601 East Yandell

Counseling Services 915-242-0555

Mental Health First Aid Training – learn suicide risk factors and how to help 915-235-6996

Suicide Survivors Support Group 915-779-1800

To learn more about Suicide Prevention and services offered by Emergence Heath Network go to www.emergencehealthnetwork.org

Brianna Chavez

Brianna Chavez is an ABC-7 reporter/producer.

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