Suicide prevention and awareness is an integral aspect of Georgia Clean’s principles. That’s why we want to help raise awareness today about a new suicide prevention hotline. In the United States in 2020, according to a report released by the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), suicide was the twelfth leading cause of death. In 2020, suicide claimed the lives of over 45,000 people across the nation.
Research has also indicated that the development of more mental health resources and a reliable suicide prevention hotline can help drastically reduce these startling statistics. Georgia Clean is here to support individuals, families, and local organizations combatting mental health issues associated with suicide through spreading awareness. Contact us to learn more about how we can help today!
Suicide’s Impact on Loved Ones
Losing a loved one to suicide is one of the most traumatic, harrowing, and troubling experiences one can encounter, and it can lead to other mental health conditions. Family and friends of the deceased often battle with crippling feelings of guilt, grief, regret, anger, and confusion. Suicide prevention hotlines can also help loved ones properly process and mourn their losses.
The New Suicide Prevention Hotline
This year, a new suicide prevention hotline will be available from July 16 using the dialing code 988. The 988 dialing code routes callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline via phone, text message, or chat. The code also directs callers to trained counselors who can listen, support, and connect callers to local resources. Callers can still access the full 1-800-273-8255 Lifeline number as well.
Lifeline’s Expanding Network
Lifeline’s network contains over 200 crisis centers that have been operational since 2005. Now the centers are expanding, bringing on new professionals, paid employees, and trained volunteers as part of the Lifeline network community. No previous training is required, as the network will provide training.
Other Ways to Get Involved with Suicide Prevention Awareness
There are also other ways individuals can be involved. Supporting your local Lifeline network crisis center by visiting their website and learning about their impact is important. On their website, you can learn more about the history and development of the new 988 dialing code, find resources to help suicidal individuals, and begin your training for their available job openings.
Georgia Clean & Suicide Prevention Awareness
Georgia Clean is happy to share new information regarding the 988 Lifeline crisis suicide prevention hotline. As a company, we work hard to promote awareness about suicide. We also connect families with helpful resources. Additionally, we direct those in emotional crisis to the Lifeline network and local crisis centers.
Georgia Clean provides streamlined suicide cleanup services to help families cope safely with the loss of their loved ones. We also encourage you to share this information about the new suicide prevention hotline across social media, with loved ones, and in local community centers. You can also reach out to us anytime. Learn more about how Georgia Clean can make a difference in suicide prevention awareness in the Atlanta region.