(WLTX) - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we're spending time focused on a subject that we really feel needs to be talked about - suicide prevention.
You've likely heard of the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why." It's a drama about suicide and it's causing concern among parents, school leaders, and those in the suicide prevention world.
Why? Some say it glamorizes or romanticizes suicide. Others say it brings awareness to the issue. Either way, if you’re struggling or your kids are struggling, we have resources.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org
(Website includes prevention resources and survivor resources)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – South Carolina Chapter: https://afsp.org/southcarolina
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number: 1-800-271-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Youth: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/youth/
Crisis Text Line: 803-741-741
Crisis Chat Line: https://CrisisChat.org
SC DMH Directory of Community Mental Health Centers http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/center_inpatient.htm
South Carolina Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative: https://scyspi.org
911 for emergencies
National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://nami.org
NAMI South Carolina: https://namisc.org
NAMI Mid-Carolina: https://www.namimidcarolina.org
The Trevor Project: https://thetrevorproject.org