September recognizes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. It is a serious public health concern that impacts people of all ages, races, and those in various industries, including healthcare.
In this video, Dr. Janice Rice, Facility Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, stresses why everyone, including clinical and non-clinical workers, should prioritize mental health. Dr. Rice shares a personal story about the loss of a friend to suicide and emphasizes why it’s to reach out for support. If you or a loved one is suffering, call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.