Beth Singer, Grant Coordinator for the ZERO Suicide grant at Cary Medical Center sat down with Healthy You Program Director, Bethany Zell, to discuss the program’s initiative and to share important mental health information to help in our quest to reduce the amount of death by suicide.
70% of people that die from suicide showed warning signs or even talked about it. If you suspect someone is in crisis, please talk to them. You will NOT give someone the idea. You can help. Visit https://www.bethe1to.com to learn more.
A recent national survey shows that 93% of Americans believe that suicide can be prevented, and would do something if someone close to them was thinking about suicide (95%). However, many people (69%) identified key barriers to talking about suicide, such as not knowing what to say, feeling they don’t have enough knowledge, or not feeling comfortable with the topic.
You can play a role today in helping to reduce those barriers by sharing tips and resources that empower all Americans to take action to support themselves and others. We all play a role!