September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is a serious public health concern that impacts people of all ages, races and those in various industries, including healthcare. In this video, Mary “Stirling” Barlow, APC Lead, Emergency Medicine, Mission Hospital, shares why recognizing this month means so much to her on both a personal and professional level, detailing the loss of family members and colleagues to suicide. She shares why breaking stigmas and raising awareness towards resources is vital to preventing suicides from happening.
Call or text the 988 hotline if you or a loved one is seeking support through a suicidal crisis or emotional distress.