September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This blog post is the 2nd in a series of 4 posts regarding suicide awareness.
Thoughts of death or suicide are, unfortunately, quite common. Suicide does not discriminate – suicide can affect people of any background, sex, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, etc.
Key Terms You Need to Know
Thinking about, considering, or planning for suicide
A non-fatal self-directed potentially injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior. A suicide attempt may or may not result in injury
Death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior