Suicidal thoughts can impact anyone, according to Shelby County Community Services Clinical Director Ed Lacheta, and if you or someone you know is in an emergency you can contact a qualified mental health professional by calling 9-1-1.
There are various other services available you can contact according to Lacheta, including the National Suicide Hotline and the National Association for Mental Illness.
Everyone can benefit from an honest conversation about suicide, according to Lacheta.
Lacheta went on to discuss how a lot of people have at the very least a fleeting thought about suicide throughout the course of their life, according to Lacheta.
Ed Lacheta was a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.