Myth: Suicides spike around the holidays.

Fact: The suicide rate is actually lowest in December. It peaks during spring and fall. Suicides are a major public health problem year-round.

Depression and Suicide

Depression is a serious illness. Untreated, it can sometimes contribute to suicide.  If you or someone you know is depressed, get help.

See if you have access to a Member Assistance Program (MAP). Your health and welfare fund may also provide benefits.

The LHSFNA offers a list of mental health resources. Additionally, the What Is Depression? health alert can be ordered by clicking on