Nassau County Insider
September 9, 2020
9/1/20 @ 6:30 p.m. – An update on the Center for Disease Control’s website for August 14, 2020, indicated that, “U.S. adults reported considerably elevated adverse mental health conditions associated with COVID-19. Younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes, increased substance abuse and elevated suicidal thoughts”.
The CDC is encouraging increased intervention and prevention efforts to address mental health conditions of all kinds, including those associated with the pandemic. As a result, the Nassau County Department of Health has developed new communication strategies to raise awareness. Efforts include this flyer containing warning signs of suicide.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these feelings or thoughts, please seek help immediately. Everyone’s life is important!
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline representatives are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and can provide you with options to cope with feelings and situations that are overwhelming you. Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website.