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Making Mental Health an Everyday Priority
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the healthcare team at St. Francis Medical Center joins with mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies and community members in promoting suicide prevention awareness. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnic or cultural background, identity or orientation, or economic status. Often there are no outward symptoms that someone is suffering; and if we do see the signs, we frequently do not know how to help.
 
This month is an opportunity for us to revitalize efforts toward eliminating the stigma of seeking help when you or a loved one is stricken with suicidal thoughts.  It is a time when we can ensure that those who need treatment and support have access to appropriate services.
 
St. Francis Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Unit addresses issues including suicide, depression, unexplained fears (phobias) and substance abuse that can affect the way a person thinks and feels. We deliver expert, compassionate inpatient care when behavioral health issues interfere with a person’s everyday functioning or pose a threat to his or her safety. Our program offers hope for healing and a personalized path to recovery.
 
Our licensed behavioral health professionals are available 24/7, every day of the year.   Call us to learn more about the services we offer or to make an appointment or if you or a loved one is in crisis.
24-hour Hotline
 
Click here to get more info on the suicide prevention lifeline, or call  1-800-273-TALK , or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org .
 
Click here for more information about our Behavioral Health Services.
 
 
Raman Kaur
Author: Raman Kaur