National Suicide Prevention Month


Makayla Comoza, Reporter

September is the month we get to honor the friends and loved ones we lost due to suicide. Suicide is the second most leading cause of death among young adults and children. Jennifer Betts said “It isn’t that you didn’t reach for them it’s just that it was too dark to see your hand in the blackness” during this time of remembrance remember to hold your loved ones close. Talk to them some people mask their feelings behind attitude or humor. Not everyone fits the ‘look’ of being suicidal it could be the funniest person in the room with suicidal thoughts or intensions. We never know how anyone’s feeling or what they are going through so we also want to watch what we say and how we treat people. If you feel alone or sad to the point you’re thinking of harming yourself and have no support group, there’s many counselors at lakes willing to help and support you. and if you don’t want to speak on it then write about it, you don’t want to push it under the rug it will only get worse. Try to do things that make you happy, think about yourself and only yourself in that moment what do you want to do? Think about your future and ask yourself if its worth it. Once you know you need help and reach out for support you’re only one step closer to having a better mental health. Everyone should have a better mental and emotional health. Don’t get better for your mom, dad, siblings, dog, or anyone else. Do it for you, do it for yourself.

And for the ones we did lose to suicide, rest in paradise. 

National suicide prevention lifeline: 988