Suicide Prevention

Most of the clients we see at Ridgeview Institute are struggling with suicidal thoughts and previous suicide attempts. Recent data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that after rising from 2000 to 2018, the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States declined after peaking in 2018. This is incredible news! We are making a difference, but more work needs to be done. The new findings also showed that suicide rates were three to four times higher for males compared with females from 2000 through 2020. And for females, firearm-related suicide recently replaced poisoning as the leading means of suicide.

To meet these challenges, our trained staff of mental health professionals at Ridgeview have the expertise and experience to help guide clients and their loved ones who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. A crisis can happen at any time, so we offer 24/7 support. We can provide a comprehensive mental health assessment and help to formulate a safety plan until you or your loved one are out of immediate danger. Our programs are uniquely designed to meet the needs of each person we serve. You are not alone. We have been here for over 40 years and will continue to be the constant in an ever changing landscape.

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