National Suicide Prevention Month
Suicide is the tragic end of a valuable life and a permanent solution to a temporary problem. This is unfortunately also one of the fastest-growing epidemics in the United States, and many other countries around the globe.
In the United States alone, 44,000 people take their own lives each year. A large number (31,000) of those suicides are committed by Caucasian men.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about this terrible situation and to encourage education about how to prevent it.
Although suicide has been an issue for most of human history, it has only become a major problem in recent years. Although suicide was common in the past it was rarely discussed due to the shame associated with losing a loved one to suicide. Suicide is still considered a crime in certain parts of the globe.
In the West, suicide has become a major cause of death in recent years.
People who have suicidal thoughts often feel that they cannot talk to others because of the stigmas. The loved ones of suicide victims are often left in the dark, scared, and often completely confused as to what actually happened.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness works every year to raise awareness about the difficulties and pain of suicide attempts. These organizations help prevent suicide by raising awareness and teaching people about signs that could indicate suicidal thoughts.
This type of work isn’t something anyone can do on their own. It is important for everyone to pay attention and look out for signs to help them get the help they need.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month allows you to take a moment and evaluate yourself and others around you. This helps ensure that anyone who is in desperate need of assistance is not missing out or living at risk.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month can be observed by educating yourself in all the ways that it is possible to identify people at risk of suicide. It’s easier than ever for people to have open and honest conversations in order to gain the information and resources needed to help them understand their situation, be a friend, and get the help they need.
These are important factors that can provide hope and prevention.
Paying attention to the signs and symptoms of suicide can be a lifeline for someone at risk. Talk openly, without being judgmental or harsh. Make sure you know how to access suicide prevention hotlines in your area.
Donating to a national charity or finding local charities that work nearby can help you provide vital resources for those in need. To keep their programs running, hotlines, counselors and education services, as well as hotlines and pamphlets, need financial support. This can be done in memory of a suicide victim.
Donate to these charities:
Talk to someone you trust, get professional therapy, and call a suicide hotline if you are having suicidal thoughts. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is worth it. You are a valuable person.