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Suicide Prevention Awareness

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Every September, we're reminded of the struggles people are facing and how mental health issues can lead them to dark places. That's why we want Marshalltown to be aware of the issues, and for those struggling to be aware that there's help available. After all, we can all help prevent suicide.

Are You Struggling? Or Someone You Know?

It's important to spot the signs, find the words to start a conversation and reach out. Help is available!

Know the Signs

  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Thinking about wanting to die or suicide
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • No sense of purpose
  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
  • Changes in eating, sleeping or social interactions
  • Isolation
  • Uncontrolled anger, frustration or irritability

Find the Words

"Are you thinking about hurting yourself?" It’s a difficult question to say to a loved one. But when it comes to suicide prevention, there’s nothing more important. Learn how to get the conversation started at suicideispreventable.org.

For local help, visit centerassoc.com.

Reach Out

You're not alone. Whether you’re showing signs or helping someone else in crisis, there are many resources available, including some in our community.

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Resources

  • UnityPoint Health: Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Clinic (319) 234-2893 or (800) 583-1526
  • National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-Talk (8255)
  • Center Associates (641) 752-1585
  • SATUCI (Substance Abuse Treatment Unit) (641) 752-5421
  • Tama County MHC, 1309 S. Broadway, Toledo, IA. 641-484-5234
  • Achieve Mental Health, 814 Railroad Street, Iowa Falls, IA. 6741-648-4010
  • Marshall County Resource Guide at www.co.marshall.ia.us
  • Hardin County Resource Guide at www.hardincountyia.gov
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.nami.org
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org or  800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741
  • Jason Foundation
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at www.afsp.org
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