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We all have a role to play in preventing suicide. Have you ever heard someone talk about wanting to take their own life? When someone talks about suicide, it can be challenging to know what to do, what to say, or how to help. At Southwest Health, we believe in ‘zero suicide’, and we all […]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide has touched the lives of almost every American. Many know someone who has died by suicide, whether it’s a coworker, friend or family member. Over the past two decades, suicide rates have steadily risen in the United States and are currently ranked 12th as a cause of death among all ages. What’s important to […]

New Resource: 988 Mental Health Hotline

Rachel Andrews, Mental Health Therapist, Southwest Behavioral Services According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as of July 16, 2022, anyone across the U.S. in mental health distress can call or text 988 or use the online chat function on to connect with a counselor through the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. People who […]