The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Opinion

September 9, 2013

Viewpoint: Suicide prevention is everyone's business

(Continued)

The Madison County Suicide Prevention Coalition has developed a plan for preventing suicide and we invite you to join us. Our hope is to become trainers for the community at large and educate everyone in Madison County about how to prevent suicide

The week of Sept. 8 through 14 is National Suicide Prevention Week. As part of our coalition, we want to invite you to come to Citizens Plaza at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and stand with us to raise awareness that suicide is preventable. We want to provide you with education and information about how to prevent suicide and give you some ideas about how to talk with someone who is thinking about killing themselves.

If you think you need help, please call someone. Call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or go to http://www.suicidehotlines.com/indiana to see all the hotline numbers that are available 24/7. Raising awareness in our community is just the first step. We want to make Madison County a suicide-free community. Anyone can be a part of this campaign to raise awareness and prevent suicide. We welcome you to join us.

Susie Maier, LCSW, LCAC, BCD, is clinical director of Outpatient Services in Madison County for Aspire Indiana.

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