September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and an opportune time to use education and conversation to help remove the stigma and shame related to suicide. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background, so it’s up to each of us, elected officials and residents, to raise awareness about this mental health condition that effects people when they are most vulnerable, and is the third leading cause of death among young people. It’s time we learn more about its warning signs, understand what it means to live with mental illness and start to talk openly about issues dealing with suicide. Read article.
President David Rosenof in Sun Sentinel 100
September 27, 2015