"Each year we bring our fifth graders to experience the Adventure Learning Center's alpine tower, giant swing, and team building exercises. They always come back energized, proud, and united! I believe it is one of the best field trips for kids! The staff is always positive, encouraging and totally dedicated to the kids. "

— 5th Grade Counselor, New Hanover County Schools

September 7th through September 13th is National Suicide Prevention Week.download

This year’s theme is “Preventing Suicide: Reaching out and Saving Lives.”

Suicide is a very complex health issue but it can be prevented. Research has found that 9 out of 10 people who die by suicide have a mental health condition. Getting effective treatment for depression or anxiety can prevent some suicides. Still mental health is not the whole picture, research has also found that self care such as good sleep, exercise, nutrition, and stress management can also play a critical role in promoting resilience. Together we can create a culture that’s smart about mental health. We’ll save lives, and vastly improve the lives of many more. So please join Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. in supporting suicide prevention. Together we can reduce the number of lives shaken by a needless and tragic death.

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or click here.

Learn the risk factors and warning signs here.

Find a support group here.

For more information please visit the American Association of Suicidology or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).


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