September is Suicide Awareness Month and there are many ways you can take part to help spread awareness for suicide prevention.
To help spread awareness, Lake Region State College is taking part in the suicide awareness walk September 18th. The walk is to begin at 10:00am with registration at 9:15am and will be take place at Ruger Park in Devils Lake.
“Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the walk and can register day of the event. Lake Region State College is hoping to have a good showing at the event,” said LRSC Counselor Jessica Dimitch.
Throughout the country, more than a quarter of a million people take part in similar works in towns and cities of all sizes. The walks bring attention and awareness to the fight for suicide prevention.
Suicide Awareness Month instills hope and important information to raise awareness for those who have been impacted by suicide, in addition to changing public attitude.
Its mission is to provide students, friends, and faculty/staff with the tools they need to talk about suicide prevention and seek help.
Counseling services are provided at LRSC on campus and through tele-health. These services are free and confidential. An after-hours line also is available for students, Dimitch said.
Dimitch adds that if you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255).
Counseling services at LRSC can be accessed by calling Dimitch at (701) 662-1546. After Hour Services : (701) 293-6462.