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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Main Street Monroe was pleased to be co-hosting a special “Lighting Up the Dark” event in conjunction with Jacob’s SWAG celebrating the effort of the organizations, businesses and agencies working tirelessly to support those in the community with mental health needs.

We will glow up the darkness of the night to show our community support to all those who have lost loved ones, who currently are struggling and celebrate those who have fought the battle. And to show that it is OK TO NOT BE OK.

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Recognize Anxiety in Yourself and Others

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 40 million American adults have some type of anxiety disorder every year. An anxiety disorder is a condition in which you experience frequent, powerful bouts of anxiety that interfere with your life. This type of anxiety can get in the way of family, career, and social obligations.

 

Suicide Warning Signs

 
There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often occurs when stressors and health issues converge to create an experience of hopelessness and despair. Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide, and it is often undiagnosed or untreated. Conditions like depression, anxiety and substance problems, especially when unaddressed, increase risk for suicide. Yet it’s important to note that most people who actively manage their mental health conditions go on to engage in life.

Text 741741 - Crisis Text Line

Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you? Many people don’t like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a FREE service to ANYONE – teens, adults, etc. – who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line.

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