Day 326

In recognition of World Suicide Month & World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th. In honor of those who lost their fight to suicide, those who lost a loved one to suicide & to possibly help those contemplating suicide to seek help whether by calling a friend, crisis intervention helpline or seeking emergency hospitalization, whatever means of reaching out, I’m reblogging this post from kidsaregifts.wordpress.com ,this woman is a very strong caring mother who shares the most intimate details of her life, the loss of her most precious gift ~ her son.

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Prevention is better than cure.

Once it’s happened, suicide has no cure. In fact it can set off another wave of deep grief and vulnerability to further suicides.

Hence, prevention is everything.

The World Health Organisation has declared Thursday the 10th of September as World Suicide Prevention Day. It is an opportunity to raise awareness and break down stigma. Here are the main subheadings of the WHO document :

Reaching out

  • to those at risk of suicide
  • to those bereaved by suicide
  • to put people in touch with relevant services
  • to Suicide Prevention community.

Research suggests that 70 to 90 per cent of people who have made a lethal attempt, or died by suicide, were suffering from one or more unmanaged mental health issues – such as protracted depression or anxiety, bi-polarity, psychosis, and/or substance abuse. The presence of an unmanaged mental health issue is strongly associated with suicide.

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