Annually, millions of Americans report experiencing serious thoughts of suicide. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. By increasing awareness, we can begin to control its expanding presence and devastating effects. The only way we can help those in need is by recognizing their struggle.

Research shows most individuals contemplating suicide give some indication of their intent. Your ability to recognize someone’s struggle could help save a life. Awareness is the first step to prevention, and we all can play a role in preventing suicide. To learn more about suicide warning signs, visit NetsmartLife.