Service members having suicidal thoughts are encouraged to call or text the Veteran’s Crisis hotline at 1.800.273.8255 (text 8-3-8-2-5-5). It is anonymous and available 24/7. Download the free app for mobile devices called WeCare for details on additional resources. … [Read more...] about Suicide Prevention help
Special to GUIDON September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the Waynesville R-VI School District will host three opportunities for parents and students to learn more about suicide awareness and prevention. Sessions will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations. Sept. 19 — Wood Elementary Library Oct. 3 — East Elementary … [Read more...] about Waynesville to hold Suicide Prevention talks
(Editor’s note: ASAP will hold a Suicide Prevention Awareness Kickoff Event, titled “Choose to Live,” 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Main Post Chapel.) “I just want people that come to the event or are reading this to know it’s okay not to be ok. Everybody has thoughts. Sometimes they have stressors, they get down and those are okay thoughts. Just know there are other options. Choose … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What does ’Choose to Live’ mean to you?