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May 15, 2023

Suicide awareness

Submitted by HCS Benefits

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Human Capital Services encourages you to pause and consider whether you or someone you know could use a hand. By taking away the stigma and removing the barriers to treatment, Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a reminder that help is available and accessible.

Suicide prevention begins with all of us.

Common suicide warning signs include:
• Talking about suicide and death.
• Threatening or hinting at suicide.
• Tidying up affairs: drawing up a will, giving away possessions.
• Drastic changes in behavior.
• Withdrawing from social interaction.
• Sudden neglect of appearance.
• Self-mutilation.
• Sudden drug or alcohol abuse.
• Expressing feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
• Previous suicide attempts.
• Family or peers who have recently attempted or committed suicide.

Read more about Suicide awareness here.