In 2020 over 12.2 million Americans seriously considered suicide, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But for many people, talking about suicide is still taboo — if not outright inappropriate in most settings outside a mental health professional’s office.
Suicide doesn’t care if it’s “taboo” to talk about or not — it takes, and it takes, and it takes, indiscriminately, quietly, violently, leaving broken hearts and destroyed lives in its wake. Talking about suicide with your loved ones or listening to someone speak candidly about their own experiences with mortality is more important than ever before.
At Innerspace Counseling, we believe that human life is more important than taboo, and we want you to know that if you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts about harming yourself or others, we are standing by to help lend a listening ear, a caring heart, and to share our resources with you.