By Colleen Abrams •
As part of IFG’s ongoing community involvement and commitment to everyone’s well-being, IFG supports and promotes good mental health.
As a company, we also seek to increase public awareness around mental illness and support organizations with this mission.
September and October are nationally focused on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention. Admit it or not, we all have our highs and lows. Sometimes, the lows hit so low that we develop stress, anxiety, and depression. Unlike physical illness, mental illnesses are more difficult to recognize in our friends, family members, and co-workers and when recognized often carry an ignorant stigma of exclusion or fear.
Out of Darkness Community Walk
We invite you to join us in walking and/or sponsoring the IFG team in the Sacramento Out of Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, October 1st. sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are a journey of remembrance, hope, and support.
At the end of the challenge, IFG will match donations made to the team. Join the IFG Team or Donate Here.
This is the time to raise awareness
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic.
- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10 – 34 and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S.*
- The overall suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by 35% since 1999.*
*American Foundation for Suicide Prevention