Suicide Prevention Month Article


During the month of September, we honor those who lost their battle to suicide. We also support those who lost a loved one to suicide, and use kindness to help people dealing with mental health struggles today.

Since 2008, Suicide Prevention Month is aknowledged during the month of September. The goal of this month is to adknowledge those affected by suicide, support those who lost a loved one to suicide, and ultimately, raises awareness for this significant cause.

Here at Cathedral, we have ample support for students who request for help. From teachers, to counselors, to admin and more, Students know that they can get support from ANYONE here on campus. Furthermore, on the Cathedral Catholic Website, under the “Wellness” section, there are multiple resources that Students can use throughout the year.

Not only are there personal resources for students but also articles that support students in assisting their peers with mental health! The article titled,”Suicide: What to do when someone is suicidal” by: Mayo Clinic Staff, is a great read for students at it allows students to understand and act upon warning signs their peer(s) might be suicidal.

Not only during September, but at all times during the year, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Furthermore, understand that it is ok not to be ok, and asking for help is the best thing that one can do!