Muskegon’s suicide rate is 66% higher than the state average.
This is a heart stopping, life-shaking statistic. Every time a life ends with a suicide, family and friends are left to pick up the pieces. So what can we do to help?
2. Take Action
If a person is feeling depressed or suicidal, they need to get help. For immediate action, call any or all of these numbers or get that person to the nearest ER.
Muskegon Help Line: 231-722-HELP
National Hotline: 1-800-273-8522
Emergency Dispatch: 911
3. Seek Long-Term Help
Often the issues leading to suicidal thoughts or attempts can be resolved with counseling and care. Many of my clients are able to resolve past wounds and find new hope for the future. My schedule is almost full, but there are so many other gifted therapists at our practice, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
4. Pick Up the Pieces
If someone you love has committed suicide, please know that there is so much help available. In addition to speaking with a counselor, many churches offer small groups and other support for grieving families. Our church has a service every year called Semi-Colon Sunday just to offer support and encouragement to people affected by suicide and suicide attempts. Feel free to check us out at:
Please call me at 231-726-2299.
Join the conversation below, how has your life been affected by suicide and what has helped you the most.