katy-pery-the-trevor-projectFall has come and our weather is slowly changing from the sunny, happy and outdoorsy type to a more drab, cloudy and depressing one. It’s no big secret that many of us start to feel a bit down during this time of year. Our short-shorts, tang-tops, swimming suits and sandals get pushed to the back of our closets and out come the pants, jackets, scarfs and foot warming socks. For most, this transition is just another season of change but unfortunately for some, this seemingly slight variation could be the tipping point. For those who are suicidal, this could be the most fragile time to face their struggles.
September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions that effect people when they are most vulnerable. Suicidal thoughts and suicide occur too frequently but should not be considered common and can indicate more serious issues. In many cases the individuals, friends and families affected by suicide are left in dark, feeling shame or stigma that prevents talking openly about issues dealing with suicide. http://nami.org/suicideawarenessmonth#sthash.Of3Li6iM.dpuf
daniel-radcliffe-the-trevor-projectIt may be the last day of September but we’d like to make sure this stays the topic of conversation by showing some appreciation and thanks for one of our newest clients – Pride Legal who has made a thoughtful and generous decision to give back to The Trevor Project through Process Green all year-round, EVERY YEAR! Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
pride-legal-350The ‘cherry on top’ is that Pride Legal serves as a network of attorneys serving the LGBTQ community. Pride Legal’s new partnership with Process Green solidifies their commitment to the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community by not only taking care of them when they have to defend themselves legally, but also during a time where they may not feel like they have any fight left in them.
This time of year, let’s be thankful for our own mental health and stability as well as the organizations helping those who are struggling. To contact Pride Legal, call 888.789.PRIDE (7743). If you know anyone who may be dealing with suicidal thoughts, please guide them to The Trevor Project (866) 488-7386 or even the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273 TALK (8255).