Suicide Prevention

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this
stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. We use this month to shift public perception, spread
hope and share vital information to people affected by suicide. Our goal is ensuring that
individuals, friends, and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide
prevention and to seek help.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Source: Hidalgo County DWI Program