PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — September is National Suicide Prevention Month and experts say outreach is needed more than ever, especially for young people.
Their rates of suicide continue to rise with LGBTQ+ young people at an even higher risk.
That’s why experts encourage people to have tough conversations about suicide. Madelyn Morrison remembers the first such conversation she had with her mother when she was just 12 years old.
“She yelled and I was crying. And I remember trying to explain to her,” said Morrison about the incident in which her mother stopped her as she was contemplating suicide.