Giving back to the community and society to make our world a better place is extremely important to Pendi Jewelry. We focus our resources on organizations we are passionate about and where we feel we can make the biggest impact. Each month Pendi Jewelry will choose a unique organization to focus our efforts.
Not only do we give back to society, we also offer several ways we can help our customers give back as well. See our Giving Back blog for more details.
September is National Suicide Awareness Month. Also known as Suicide Prevention Month, this month brings awareness to a topic not often talked about.
The charitable organization for this month is NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
Every year thousands of individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss are left in the dark. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly.
NAMI uses this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. NAMI is there to help.
While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. The truth is, we can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life. -www.nami.org
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.