Monday, April 20, 2009

Suicide prevention

Given the recent House episode about suicide, I thought it fitting to do a quick post about suicide and suicide prevention, as mental health as a public health issue is quickly gaining notice in the field. The House episode directed viewers to a mental health organization. The episode sparked a LOT of conversation in person and on blogs, for example this one. Or Google "house suicide episode" or some such phrase and you'll get over 3 million results!

Suicide is a serious matter. There are people and organizations out there. All I ask is that you reach out to 1 person. Know that whoever you are, whatever your situation is, there will always be 1 person who cares about you. It may not "all be ok" - no one can guarantee that. But please reach out, there will be a better day. 1-800-273-TALK

A couple links:

1 comment:

  1. i like posts like this. it's like sticking a "this is public health" sticker onto current events.