September is National Recovery-Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts is urged to call the 24/7 Suicide Crisis Line at 988 or text “HELLO” to 741741.

Sara Kaylor (Gallus Medical Detox)

Undated (WBAP/KLIF) – Health and recovery treatment experts say that it is not uncommon for mental health disorders and substance use disorders to happen simultaneously; and, that it is important and necessary to highlight awareness of both issues at the same time.

Sara Kaylor, Executive Clinical Director (pictured left) at Gallus Medical Detox Center talks about the issue and this National Recovery/ Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month (September) is important.

Warning Signs of Suicide, according to the National Institutes of Heath:

Suicide Warning Signs - Pinnable image

The behaviors listed below may be some of the signs that someone is thinking about suicide.

Talking about:

  • Wanting to die
  • Great guilt or shame
  • Being a burden to others


  • Empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live
  • Extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage
  • Unbearable emotional or physical pain

Changing behavior, such as:

  • Making a plan or researching ways to die
  • Withdrawing from friends, saying goodbye, giving away important items, or making a will
  • Taking dangerous risks such as driving extremely fast
  • Displaying extreme mood swings
  • Eating or sleeping more or less
  • Using drugs or alcohol more often

If these warning signs apply to you or someone you know, get help as soon as possible, particularly if the behavior is new or has increased recently.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 
Call or text 988
Chat at

Crisis Text Line 
Text “HELLO” to 741741

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