Sept. 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 8-14, 2019. According to the American Association of Suicidology, there were 47,173 suicides in 2017, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 34-year-olds.

A 2016 survey of more than 4,000 students attending 10 different community colleges across the nation found that half have a current or had a recent mental health condition, and conditions are untreated in students age 25 and younger (The Wisconsin Hope Lab March 2016 report).

If you are feeling hopeless, depressed and/or have thoughts of suicide, you are not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or a local number at 480-784-1500 for 24/7 assistance – or dial 911.

There is hope and help for you at Scottsdale Community College. SCC Counseling Services, located in the Student Center, can provide you with free education, assessment and referral services. Contact us at 480-423-6524 or counseling@scottsdalecc.edu to make an appointment. Also, attend our free workshops to learn about overall emotional well-being.

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