Despite growing awareness around suicide and suicide prevention, it remains a leading cause of death in America. The pandemic has only served to worsen this issue as the CDC reports that “about twice as many people reported having serious thoughts of suicide than they did prior to the pandemic.” This is becoming something that we as a nation can no longer turn a blind eye to when in 2020, 45,979 people died of suicide. Suicide not only affects the person who dies, but the ones left behind; often leaving scars that for some last a lifetime. Knowing how to recognize the signs, the risk factor, and where to go for support will be instrumental in helping to save lives. Ridgeview has compassionate staff trained to identify the warning signs and treat the mental health issues that typically lend itself to suicidal thoughts and behavior.
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