Every September, several mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to accomplish the common goal of working to prevent suicide. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness around the stigmas surrounding suicide, as well as promote suicide prevention resources to as many people as possible. This is also an especially important time to remember and honor those who suffered from suicide. The truth is, mental health and suicide are still very stigmatized topics for many people, despite its high prevalence. Approximately 20% of adults experience mental illness, while 17% of youth experience it. With the global persistence of the pandemic these numbers are projected to be even higher.
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