September is National Suicide Prevention Month. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever to be attentive to the mental health of yourself and your loved ones. Over the past nine months, the world has experienced an increase in anxiety, depression, and suicide. The good news is that suicide is a preventable outcome.
“Many, if not all, of us have been impacted by suicide either directly or indirectly,” said Greg Cook, doTERRA Founding Executive. “We as a community need to come together to prevent this. doTERRA is stepping in as a leader to bring more resources and awareness to the public.”
As a health and wellness company, doTERRA is committed to become part of the solution by raising awareness and offering tools and resources to help people deal with the stress of everyday life in ways that are more healthy and productive. As part of ongoing efforts, doTERRA invited employees to attend a webinar with Executive Director of Hope4Utah, Dr. Greg Hudnall, which offered tools and resources for suicide prevention. Additionally, doTERRA supported this year’s Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention campaign hosted by Broadway Media Group.
Suicide prevention often falls into two categories: prevention and treatment. Prevention solutions include getting adequate sleep, exercising and being active, eating a nutritious diet, positive social connections, and skills in problem solving and conflict resolution.
Treating those who are at risk of suicide is equally important. Receiving effective mental health care or substance abuse treatment is critical.
Where can you turn for help when you or a loved one is struggling?
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available to call 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
- The Trevor Lifeline is available for LGBTQ individuals in crisis at 866-488-7386.
- The Suicide Prevention Resource Center offers resources, training, and support in suicide prevention.
For those who are experiencing severe depression, know that you are not alone. Reach out to a parent or trusted friend. Talk to your physician. There is help available.
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.