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September Is Suicide Prevention Month In The Quad Cities

Hundreds Of Shoes Placed On Rotorua Foreshore To Remember Those Lost To Suicide
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It’s a topic no one wants to talk about, but for so many in the Quad Cities, as well as across the U.S., it hits home like a wrecking ball.

September is suicide prevention month. According to KWQC.COM, suicide effects more than 41 thousand people a year. Find out the warning signs here.

There are many different resources in the Quad Cities, for those who struggle and feel there is no where else to turn.

In Iowa: In Iowa – Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Counties are served by Genesis’s crisis line, at (563) 421-2975.

In Illinois: In Illinois, the Quad City area is served by Robert Young Center’s crisis line at (309) 779-2999.

Nationally:  1-800-273 TALK (8255). And NAMI offers a texting option for people who are uncomfortable talking on the phone by texting “NAMI” to 741-741.

All are 24-7, 365. You never know who’s struggling. Could be someone standing right next to you.  If you need help, say something.

This video is NSFW, but it’s a pretty powerful scene from “Pump Up The Volume.”

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