July is Black Mental Health Awareness Month and we are shedding light onto the subject of suicide. On average, 122 Americans die by suicide each day. More than 9.4 million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months. We’re having an intimate conversation as one woman shares her experience of losing a loved due to a suicide and how she and her family learned to heal and move forward from this tragedy. Join me today as we tackle the hard conversation of life after loss.
Resources:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-825524-Hour Prayer Line1800-541-PRAY
Warning Signs of Suicide
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
- Looking for a way to kill oneself
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Displaying extreme mood swings
If you’re interested in working with Dr. Saudia as a therapist or speaker, you can find out more about her services at: www.newbeginningsfreshstart.com.