September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the country and, in 2014, claimed the lives of nearly 1,354 Michiganders. However help and hope are available to those in crisis, and suicide can be prevented. Find out how you can help someone in crisis here.
On September 10th, members of the Consumers team will join others in our community to raise awareness for suicide prevention at the 3rd Annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk. The 5K-cause walk will start at 9 a.m. at Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. To register for the walk, click here.
This event provides an opportunity for the community to come together to support and raise critical funding for Gryphon Place’s programs and services.
All month long Gryphon Place will be hosting events ranging from training & educational opportunities, yoga, Messages of Hope community performance, and more! Check out details of these opportunities and register here.
Studies have shown that when suicidal behaviors are detected early and intervention occurs, lives can be saved. To learn more about how Gryphon Place is helping those in conflict and crisis, click here.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, reach out. Call Gryphon Place at (269)381-HELP, or the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.