Be aware, ready to help in order to prevent suicide tragedies
To the editor, September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. I encourage everyone to please review the warning signs in the Rock County Crisis Intervention brochure (available online at co.rock.wi.us/hsd-bh/forms-and-brochures).
If you are thinking of harming yourself or you know of someone who is thinking of suicide, please call Rock County Crisis Intervention. They are available 24/7 at 608-757-5025.
Please reach out to someone who has lost a loved one to suicide. In order for them to move forward with their healing process, they are in need of our help and compassion.
I would like to thank all the Rock County organizations that work so hard to help prevent these terrible tragedies. One tragedy is one too many.
Tony Farrell Sr., volunteer executive director Rock County Suicide Prevention Network and Safety Series