Friday, September 10, 2021

DAY 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day 2021


Every year, World Suicide Prevention Day falls on September 10th. 

This year, take a moment to reach out to those you care about who have high risk factors for suicide.

If you know a trans person, or a child who is being bullied, reach out. If you know a veteran with PTSD or someone who endured childhood trauma that resulted in CPTSD, reach out. If you know someone who struggles with bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder, or OCD, or any other mental illness, reach out. If you know someone who struggles with addiction or alcoholism or an eating disorder, reach out. Maybe you know someone who has attempted suicide before, or someone who has lost someone to suicide (both of which are suicide risk factors, too) - reach out.

Today is a good day to reach out to the people you are concerned about, the people you love, and the people whose lives have been touched by suicide. Sometimes one conversation, one reminder, one person telling another that they love them - sometimes this is all that is needed in order to shift someone from thinking about suicide, to thinking about getting help. 

Reach out.