September is Suicide Prevention Month in the U.S., and World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10 — both promote worldwide action to prevent suicides.
Every year, nearly 1 million people die from suicide worldwide. Depression, alcohol abuse and reckless behavior contribute to suicide. Here are some warning signs of suicidal behavior:
- Being sad or depressed most of the time
- Talking about suicide
- Withdrawing from family and friends
- Feeling hopeless
- Acting recklessly
Always take these signs seriously, and get help immediately. Learn more about what to do if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts.
The GuidanceResources Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is provided by AECOM at no cost to you, can help you deal with emotional concerns, with free and confidential counseling from trained professionals.
To speak with a counselor, call the EAP today at 866.501.7962 (U.S.) or +1 312.595.0074 (outside U.S.). Or log in to the GuidanceResources website with Organizaion Web ID: AECOM.