September is Suicide Prevention month. An interesting fact about me is that I am an Ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity, which is an International Charity that educates the general public about Suicide prevention. I am trained to recognize signs and to intervene to help those in need. In these tough times today, mental health issues are rising. Please be aware of those who speak about being extremely sad and wanting to isolate and harm themselves. Those who make statements that life is not worth living or that others would be better off without them. Don’t be afraid to be straight forward with them, and don’t be afraid to call for help.

The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. Someone is available 24/7 and they can help anyone.