September is National Suicide Prevention Month

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time when we can learn hot to recognize suicidal behavior. It’s also reminds us to let people who are having these thoughts know that they are not alone.

In San Diego County, 465 people died by suicide last year. It’s important to look for these signs in the people around us in order to prevent tragedies such as these.

Dr. Joseph Kosmach, Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Services at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, was at KUSI to discuss.

For free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

For Español: 1-888-628-9454, for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889

To chat with a counselor online, visit: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

To text with a trained Crisis Counselor, text the word “HOME” to 741-741, https://www.crisistextline.org/

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

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