On Friday, September 8, the Transitional Living Program (TLP) team participated in a bus tour challenge around central Ohio. The challenge was designed by TLP manager Amanda Glauer to prepare staff to assist young people in TLP as they plan their transportation.

The 2017 Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Bus Tour Challenge

The 2017 Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Bus Tour Challenge Last Friday, the Huck House Transitional Living Program (TLP) Team participated in the first-ever TLP Bus Tour Challenge. The challenge was designed by TLP manager Amanda Glauer. Despite her team’s loss, Amanda was happy about the day and everything the team learned. She answers […]

September 10th: World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death

Nearly 1 million people complete suicide each year 

For every 1 person who completes suicide, approximately 20 more attempt suicide 


  • Suicide is preventable
  • World Suicide Prevention Day was first recognized in 2003
  • Recognize suicidal behavior
    •  https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/suicidal-behavior/index.html
  • Reach out to someone who may be struggling
    • https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/
  • Reach out if you need help
    • https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/

1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255
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Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Available 24 hours everyday

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat:
http://chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx

September: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

suicide prevention awareness month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  This month the Huck House Blog will focus on suicide and mental health statistics, risk factors, warning signs and what to do if you, or someone you know, needs help.


Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in people ages 10 – 24

90% of people who die by suicide had a mental illness

20% of youth ages 13-18 have mental health condition

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/Children-MH-Facts-NAMI.pdf

 

Mental health issues are burdened with unwarranted stigma and misconceptions. Ending the stigma could help so many teens and young adults who are contemplating suicide.

 

The first step to ending the stigma is educating yourself and others. Visit https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions for an overview of the most common mental health conditions.