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Stop Suicide, Save Lives

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

September marks National Suicide Prevention Month.


Winnebago County alone has one of the highest suicide rates in the state of Illinois. Over the next few weeks, learn how to spot warning signs as well as ways to improve and strengthen your mental health and how to support others who might be struggling as we raise awareness for this important cause.


Recognize the Signs In the first part of our month long series on Suicide Prevention, we learn how to recognize the warning signs.

Take Action To Reduce Risk

Here are four steps you can take to support a loved one.

Four DBT Skills For Distress Tolerance

  • Distraction:

  • Self-Soothing:

  • Improve the Moment

  • Focus on the Pros/Cons

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts or is in crisis, reach out immediately to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.

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