Tuesday, September 02, 2014

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. 

Every 41 seconds someone's left to make sense of it.

That's over 1 million people who die by suicide each year. And millions more who grieve and mourn the loss of their loved one.

Suicide is THE most preventable kind of death. Education, resources, intervention and outreach can help children and adults who struggle with staggering sadness, hopelessness and despair.

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th sponsored by The International Association for Suicide Prevention, The World Health Organization, The United Nations and many more grass root health organizations and agencies world-wide.

This is the 10th anniversary of the World Suicide Prevention Day. Ten years of research, ten years of prevention, ten years of education and dissemination of information. This year's theme is "Suicide Prevention: One World Connected across the Globe."
  • To learn about the warning signs for suicidal behavior go here.
  • For suicide resources in the USA use this link - and for global resources go here.
And remember, there's always someone ready to talk to you any day, any time at 1-800-273-TALK


Soe Badi said...

Depression in children can get them. All children occasionally have a bad day or are sad. However when these feelings persist and begin to be present in the everyday life of the child, their cause could be clinical depression. This condition, called severe depression is a mental health problem that affects people of all ages, including children. The cause of depression affects more and more, currently one of 33 children and one in eight teenagers have to deal with this health problem.

Anonymous said...

I've been struggling with Depression since childhood and I'd be lying if I didn't admit that suicidal thoughts come into the picture from time to time. The most difficult thing about having Depression is that, unlike other illnesses and disorders, there is a huge stigma attached. People don't understand or don't want to. Every day is a fight just to stay alive and I'll fight for as long as I can. All I ask of the world is a little understanding ~ that's all, really!