Message from Scott Hullinger, Chief Executive Officer of Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

We Need to Talk: Suicide Is Preventable

Scott Hullinger

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and licensed caregivers from Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital want those affected by thoughts of suicide or the loss of a loved one to know that they are not alone, and help is only a call away.

At Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital, we strive to provide resources to individuals, family members, friends, and the community for addressing mental health conditions and improving quality of life. We are dedicated to meeting the behavioral health and substance abuse needs in the community.

According to the World Health Organization, suicide is among the three leading causes of death for those aged 15-44 and second-leading cause of death in those 10-24 years of age. With nearly 1.4 million Americans attempting suicide annually, this accounts on average for nearly 132 Americans dying by suicide each day.

As September comes to a close and October starts National Depression and Health Screening Month, please watch my video on suicide awareness, including the importance of knowing the warning signs and how to help. And remember, the key to mental health is being comfortable talking about it.

As a community service, Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital offers free mental health assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 844-580-5000 or walk-in anytime.