National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6-12 with World Suicide Prevention Day being September 10. Over a million people worldwide die by suicide every year and an estimated 25 million people attempt to take their life. Math Teacher, Sara Tagget, became an advocate for suicide prevention when her daughter Katrina "Kara" Tagget died by suicide on September 21, 2008. A 2005 graduate of Centennial High School, Kara had undiagnosed depression and anxiety, which was not properly treated and led to her suicide. The best way to stop suicide is education and talking. If you want to read more about Kara's story, go to www.katrinatagget.org
More information about Suicide Prevention Week is below. If you are interested, please take a look and at least educate yourself about the behavior you might see when someone is thinking of suicide and what to do.
Please consider joining the MHHS team for the virtual Howard County Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention on October 10, 2020.