National Suicide Prevention Memorial
During our National Suicide Prevention Memorial, we bring our community together to remember the lives of those we've lost, recognize the strength of those who live on, be in community with each other, and bear witness to each other's pain and experiences.
Suicide is complex with psychological, social, biological, cultural and environmental factors involved. Connectedness is crucial to individuals who may be vulnerable to suicide. Studies have shown that social isolation can increase the risk of suicide and, conversely, that having strong human bonds can be protective against it. Reaching out to those who have become disconnected from others and offering them support and friendship may be a life-saving act.