Community Mental Health of Muskegon County
ATTENTION: West Michigan Survivors of Suicide Support
The May 8 meeting will be the FINAL meeting at this location due to
lack of attendance. People may call (231) 724-6639 for a brochure listing
the date/times and locations in Grand Rapids and Holland.
link to brochure
If you or someone you know is
call 911 immediately.
TAKE 5 TO SAVE LIVES!
Suicide can be prevented. While
some suicides occur without any outward warning, most people who are
suicidal do give warnings. Prevent the suicide of loved ones by learning to
recognize the signs of someone at risk, taking those signs seriously and
knowing how to respond to them.
The emotional crises that usually precede suicide are often
recognizable and treatable. Although most depressed people are not
suicidal, most suicidal people are depressed. Serious depression can be
manifested in obvious sadness, but often it is rather expressed as a loss
of pleasure or withdrawal from activities that had been pleasurable.
Suicide is a desperate attempt to end the pain.
available at: (231) 722-HELP
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Introduction: Preventing Suicides in Muskegon County
Suicide Myths and Facts
Suicide Warning Signs and Risks Factors
Suicide Prevention Links
A community coalition of local leaders and
professionals in the faith community, and human services including mental
health, healthcare, law enforcement, education, counseling and youth
programs, worked to develop this plan to prevent suicides in Muskegon County.
Prevention Plan for Muskegon County
Available Suicide Data for Muskegon County
Unless you are directly affected
by the suicide of a loved one, 15-20 people taking their own lives every
year wouldn’t seem a significantly large number. However, when those
figures are put in perspective and compared to other deaths, we can see
that it’s a very large number. An equal number of homicides or drownings would be cause for emergency measures.
Issue in Perspective