Latest song by Common ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid--the title of the song is the 800 number for the National Suicide Lifeline...
Today we hosted our guest speakers from NAMI--the National Alliance of Mental Illness--with their Ending the Silence presentation. There are many stigmas about mental illness, yet 1 in 4 people suffer from various forms, and many go undiagnosed and untreated.
Suicide is the #2 leading cause of death of adolescents between the age 10 and 24. This is a staggering thought when we look around--many of these deaths could have been prevented. Some people think that mental illness consists of simply schizophrenia and more severe cases--whereas we also need to realize it includes ADD/ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, etc. as well.
So what can you do? Take a look at the warning signs, and find out how you can help (yourself or a loved on).
You can also visit www.nami.org or text "Help" to 741741
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I am a Health Education major from the University of Florida, with background experience in adult education working with our local hospital for women and babies. A mother of three with a deeply rooted commitment to my students. I strive to promote healthy lifestyles and awareness.