Being Well Starting Now
September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, and Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is focusing on this important and emotional subject all month long. From social media posts to virtual programs on the topic, Starting Point is working to share information with the community and provide tips on suicide prevention to #StopSuicide.
On Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Noon, Starting Point will present a virtual program on Zoom titled “Suicide is Preventable: Be the 1 to Help.” The free session is part of its ongoing series called Being Well, Starting Now, a discussion group open to anyone.
September is Recovery Month
Individuals recovering from a mental illness or addiction are celebrating their success and hard work during September, which is National Recovery Awareness Month. For many, it has been a long process involving deep emotional difficulties. But with the help of medical and Behavioral Health professionals, millions of Americans have recovered.
On September 29, the Being Well Starting Now online discussion group will explore the issues surrounding recovery from both mental illness and substance use disorders.
The session begins at noon on Zoom and is free for anyone to attend. Everyone will be encouraged to participate in the conversation, with the help of a moderator who is also a mental health counselor. Participants will be encouraged to maintain confidentiality to allow everyone to take part fully.
Being Well Starting Now is a safe space for people to talk about what is on their minds, how they are feeling, and how they are coping - but in a virtual environment that keeps everyone safe during the pandemic.
On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, Starting Point has a month-long campaign in September to talk about the subject that is often only whispered about. Additional resources are available on the website at www.SPBH.org.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK). If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact Starting Point 24/7 at 904-206-1756 (adults) or 904-580-0529 (child/adolescent).