The month of September is hailed by mental health advocates, survivors, and prevention organizations as National Suicide Prevention Month. During these observances, it is an opportunity for individuals to share resources on suicide prevention, promote suicide prevention awareness, share stories of surviving suicide, and to remember those affected by suicide. Individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts may have a shift in behavior or the presence of entirely new behaviors. This could include things like increased use of alcohol or drugs, withdrawing from activities, isolating from family or friends, sleeping too much or too little, or expressing aggression. To learn more visit us on Facebook or call your Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council.