An important and informative blog post by Patty – and an important reminder:
“People who die by suicide don’t want to end their lives, they want to end their pain.”
*warning, this post may contain triggers*
Statistics show that suicide rates are highest in spring.
There is a monster that let all other monsters look like purring kittens. It’s the monster called Suicide…
‘Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair.’
An average of one person dies by suicide every 16.2 minutes
Many who attempt suicide never seek professional care.
For young people 15-24 years old, suicide is the third leading cause of death.
Substance abuse is a risk factor for suicide.
The strongest risk factor for suicide is depression.
Suicide can be prevented through education and public awareness.
Are you battling this monster? Do you have suicidal thoughts? Do you think no one cares?
Suicide is never the answer
Getting help is the answer
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
Suicide doesn’t end pain…
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