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Southern Remedy Relatively Speaking | World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is world suicide prevention day. One of the most devastating events that can happen to a person is to lose a loved one to suicide. There’s been a lot of attention to the topic, but the rate of suicide has increased by 30% in the last 20 years. Why is that? What can we do to stop losing those we love to this hopeless act? Today we’ll talk with Dr. Monica Sutton, Professor of Pediatrics at the Center for the Advancement of Youth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center about warning signs and how to take action. 


Informational Resources

•Know the Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide

•Being Prepared for a Crisis

•Need more information, referrals or support? Contact the NAMI HelpLine.

Crisis Resources

•If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.

•If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)

•If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.

NAMI MISSISSIPPI: 800- 357-0388