September 10, 2016 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Lindner Center of HOPE, in support of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, is encouraging everyone to participate in recognizing the effect of suicide and help prevent suicide by lighting a candle at 8 p.m. on September 10. The candle will be in remembrance of those lost to suicide and for the survivors of suicide. A candle may be lit by a window and/or an image of a candle can be posted on social media.
The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. The tragic ripple effect means that there are many, many more people have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life. This is happening in spite of the fact that suicide is preventable.
More facts about suicide can be found at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs398/en/.
Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.