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The original item was published from September 15, 2021 2:45 PM to July 1, 2022 12:00 AM
With September being Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, it is a good time to highlight this extremely important topic.The Geneva Police Department employs a social worker, and the vast majority of our officers are crisis intervention trained. We are always here to assist those who may be having suicidal thoughts or may know of someone who is experiencing trouble. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) identifies several warning signs, including:
Suicidal behaviors are a psychiatric emergency. People should seek immediate help from a health care provider or call 911 if a friend or loved one exhibits any of the following behaviors:
If you should desire an appointment with our social worker, you can call the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, dial 911, and officers will be sent to assist you.
Tag(s): Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, Safety First Blog, Police Chief Eric Passarelli