Thursday, September 01, 2016

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 a 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 year's theme is "Connect, Communicate, Care" - three words that are at the heart of suicide prevention.

To learn about the warning signs for suicidal behavior go here 

For suicide resources in the USA use go here 

For global resources go here. 

And remember, there is always someone ready to talk to you any day, any time at 1 800 273 TALK