Learn About Rockland’s Services During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month and Rockland’s Mental Health Department wants everyone to know the county offers various services for those in need. Brigid Pigott (PIG-it) is the Coordinator of Planning for mental health services. Pigott says Rockland has one of the lowest suicide rates in the state, but even one death is one too many…

Audio: Brigid Pigott

Pigott says people who have tried suicide before or who have family members who committed suicide are also more likely candidates. She adds it is important to talk to the person, listen to what they have to say, and help them reach out and get help. Sandra Wolf is President of the Rockland chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and she says the suicide statistics are overwhelming…

Audio: Sandra Wolf

NAMI can refer people to a suicide lifeline or other organizations that work with anyone who needs help. For more information, visit http://www.NAMIrockland.org and click here to visit the Mental Health section of the county’s website.

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