At times, communities are faced with major challenges. Currently, McHenry County is faced with such a challenge. Myers Counseling Group is presenting this newsletter to generate a better understanding of suicide and suicide prevention. We hope individuals take the time not only to gain more understanding of suicide but to reach out if they believe someone is in need.  For people who have experienced the losses of someone you care about, set backs, or are feeling hopeless,the wounds and hurt you are feeling become more manageable in time. It is important in these situations to reach out for support and comfort from family, friends, and professionals if need be.

“Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.”

Karl A. Menninger

Information about Suicide

Everyone at some point in their lives has felt down. People have felt depressed as well. Others have even felt hopeless about life. Some individuals who, when feeling hopeless, make attempts at ending their life. A portion of those individuals are successful. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death (Center for Disease Control) in United States for all ages. For ages 15-24 it is the third leading cause of death (Center for Disease Control) . And for the age group of  24-34 years of age is the second leading cause(Center for Disease Control) .  There are many different reasons why someone may feel suicidal. The factors leading up to a suicide attempt include:  click for more