September is suicide prevention awareness month

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize that September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

This means that you should be the one to help spread the word and learn actions that we can all take to prevent suicide.

The goal is to always try to change the conversation to suicide prevention, spread awareness, and give hope.

Please remember you are NOT alone.

You are NOT a burden.

You DO have a purpose.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency or are thinking about self-harm, please call 911.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are concerned about somebody else, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8455.

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