Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stop Suicide Now!

My small community lost another young teen to suicide this week. I’m disheartened that this continues to happen. All of them have been young males who were brokenhearted over their relationships with their girlfriends. I can never say it enough, if you or someone you know is thinking about harming themselves or ending their life, please tell someone that can help. A moment of heartbreak can produce a lifetime of pain for those left behind. My friend lost her son over a year ago and everyday she fights to live on without him. It is unbearable to say the least.

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If you yourself are considering suicide, please call 911 (US only) or the 24 hour suicide hotline 1-800-SUICIDE. If you just need somebody to talk to, call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK. Suicide is preventable and if you’re feeling suicidal, you must get help immediately!

For more awareness, check out these links:

Suicide Warning Signs

Suicide Causes

Bipolar Disorder and Suicide

Suicide Myths

What To Do If Someone Tells You They Are Suicidal

In the US, 1 person every 15 minutes dies from suicide. I can share from my own experience that even children can have suicidal thoughts before they know what suicide is. My son has expressed wanting to die since he was 7 years old. This was caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain making him feel depressed and “worthless”. Feeling suicidal is not a weakness that you should hide from others, instead it’s usually a symptom caused by an illness, like depression, that can be treated. Experts believe that most suicidal individuals don’t want to die, they just want to end the pain they’re experiencing. With the right treatment, life will look completely different and the pain can end in a different way. You are loved and you are worth it.

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1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)


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