Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.
I thought I would take the opportunity today to highlight some resources around the area for those that may be struggling. Whether you've been diagnosed with depression or not, we've all needed help from time to time. It's nice to know where to look if you find yourself or someone you know in that position.
Resources to Keep in Mind
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Open 24/7 and there is an online chat option as well. The Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, or prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Find warning signs, risk factors, and action steps along with other Wisconsin resources here.
Just dial 211
You or any of your loved ones can turn to 211 for information and support. It's free, confidential, and serves the needs of people in all communities in Wisconsin. Whether you need help with housing or food resources, or need someone to talk to, 211 can help. From crisis intervention to providing referrals to community agencies, they can do it all.
Remember, everyone struggles from time to time and there is no shame in asking for help. The resources above may be useful to you or a loved one for many different issues.
Don't be afraid to ask loved ones how they are doing even if they "seem fine." I hope you or someone you know finds these resources helpful.
There are many people out there who care and want to help you, please reach out.
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