Demolish the stigma around mental health

Demolish the stigma around mental health

Editor:

Dear Dawson County,

I am heartbroken to hear of yet another tragic suicide. For the person contemplating taking your own life please remember that your pain is truly temporary but your solution is very permanent. Seek help, talk to a trusted friend or family member, keep talking until YOUR PAIN IS HEARD! Each life is precious, YOU ARE PRECIOUS! Tragedies such as this are 100% heartbreaking to your family and friends, please know that you are not alone, and help is available.

Let’s dispel the MYTH that: If you talk about suicide or ask some if they feel suicidal this will encourage suicide attempts: FACT: Talking about it provides communication, it’s the first step in recognizing there’s a problem.

To learn more please visit: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call 1-800-273-8255.

We need to demolish the stigma around mental health issues so our brothers and sisters in need have a safe place to seek help!

Heartbroken,

Pamela Mitchell-Ramirez

Glendale, Ariz.