September’s National Suicide Prevention Month sheds light on a subject all too often avoided in our society. Suicide affects millions of people each year. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The first step toward stopping this devastating and preventable public health problem involves taking the topic out of the closet and facing it head on. With education and awareness, lives can be saved. September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. On this day, I will be hosting the free Webinar “Understanding and Preventing Suicide,” a one-hour online presentation that will illuminate both the warning signs and helper tasks for suicide that can help us save a life.