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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources, connecting with others, and work towards reducing stigma about suicide and mental illness. Hutchinson Health and Meeker, McLeod, Sibley Community Health Services are a part of a local effort committed to change hearts and minds about the misconceptions about mental illnesses by encouraging open conversations and education on the topic. It’s time to spread the word, stop the silence and Make It OK. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by ... Continue Reading