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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Rider

Suicide Awareness Month

Marina del Rey, CA, Sept 5, 2023 — As Suicide Awareness Month takes center stage, Marvin Behavioral Health stands united in raising awareness about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention. The organization is steadfast in its commitment to providing vital resources, support, and de-stigmatization of mental health challenges while promoting a culture of understanding and empathy.

Suicide Awareness Month serves as a poignant reminder of mental health struggles' impact on individuals and their loved ones. Marvin Behavioral Health acknowledges the significance of this month by reaffirming its dedication to providing accessible and confidential mental health services to healthcare professionals, contributing to the overall well-being of communities.

"Suicide Awareness Month reminds us of the urgency of addressing mental health issues and offering support to those who may be struggling," said John Bracaglia, CEO of Marvin Behavioral Health. "At Marvin, we are committed to breaking down barriers, fostering open conversations, and providing a safe space for individuals to seek help without judgment."

Marvin's approach to mental health is rooted in personalized care and understanding that each individual's journey is unique. Through various services, including teletherapy, meditations, and community programming, Marvin provides comprehensive support that helps healthcare professionals navigate challenges, fostering resilience and hope.

This month, Marvin Behavioral Health invites individuals, communities, and organizations to join in the conversation about mental health, destigmatization, and suicide prevention. Here are five steps you can take to help someone in emotional pain:

ASK: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not easy, but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts.

KEEP THEM SAFE: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is important to suicide prevention. While this is not always easy, asking if the at-risk person has a plan and removing or disabling the lethal means can make a difference.

BE THERE: Listen carefully and learn what the individual thinks and feels. Research suggests acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal thoughts.

HELP THEM CONNECT: Save the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number (call or text 988) and the Crisis Text Line number (741741) in your phone so they’re there if you need them. You can also help make a connection with a trusted individual like a family member, friend, spiritual advisor, or mental health professional.

STAY CONNECTED: Staying in touch after a crisis or discharge can make a difference. Studies have shown the number of suicide deaths goes down when someone follows up with the at-risk person.

By fostering open dialogue and encouraging people to seek support, we can collectively make a difference in the lives of those struggling.

For more information about Marvin Behavioral Health's initiatives and services, visit www.meetmarvin.com .

About Marvin Behavioral Health: Marvin Behavioral Health is a pioneering telehealth company that delivers personalized and convenient mental health services to individuals seeking support. Through its secure platform, Marvin connects users with licensed therapists and mental health professionals, offering various services to address mental health challenges.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact: Michelle Rider Chief Marketing Officer, Marvin Michelle.Rider@meetmarvin.com 972-345-6400


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