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September is National Suicide Prevention Month and September 10, 2021 is International Suicide Prevention Day. As part of the University North Texas System’s efforts to spotlight mental health awareness and support suicide prevention, this special episode features a raw, open conversation with a UNT Health Science Center staff member who lost his son to suicide. John Sims, Director of SaferCare Texas at HSC, lost his son Clay four years ago and misses him every day. Today John has made it his personal mission to share how suicide can be prevented and he makes a return visit to the podcast to help educate others as part of UNT World’s suicide prevention efforts.