National Suicide Awareness Month 2019

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and all month long we’ll be dedicating our DCH Corner to articles about suicide risks, suicide prevention, and ways you can support loved ones or receive support. Click each link below to read our series of articles related to suicide awareness.

About National Suicide Awareness Month

How to Recognize Suicide Signs & Symptoms

Teen Suicide

Suicide Awareness Resources


Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention-September 24th, 2019
Join the Senior Life Solutions team at Decatur County Hospital for a walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Please wear purple and teal to show your support for the awareness of this difficult issue. Two short walks will be hosted on September 24th, one at 10:00 am and one at 2:00 pm. Our team will also have a table set up in the lobby with information on signs/symptoms of suicide and postings with the number for the suicide hotline. There will also be ribbons available for you to help show your support. Please join us to show your support for Suicide Awareness Month, and to honor those who have been affected by suicide.

Suicide Awareness Conversation-Thursday, September 26, 2019:
Please the Senior Life Solutions staff at Decatur County Hospital for a Suicide Awareness conversation with local and state experts. Dewey McConville, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) representative, and Kevin Comer, LMSW with Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa, Inc. (CHCSI) will be presenting on Thursday, September 26th at 2:00 pm in the DCH Cafeteria. They will be sharing information on suicide prevention and helping us spread awareness.


If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, reach out to a hotline to talk to a caring, supportive individual. Dial 1-800-273-TALK to be connected.