Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You Cannot Be Replaced

Please click here to go to the main World Suicide Prevention Day Web page

90% of people who die by suicide have a 
diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder
at time of their death.

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and today is World Suicide Prevention Day. 

This past weekend, I joined thousands to walk for prevention and awareness at the 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Out of the Darkness walk.

I wanted to share the pictures of the walk with you.

Suicide is preventable

Know the warning signs:

Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
Talking about being a burden to others.
Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
Sleeping too little or too much.
Withdrawn or feeling isolated.
Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
Displaying extreme mood swings.

What to do if you know someone who is suicidal:

Take is seriously
Ask questions
Encourage professional help
Take action
Follow up

Great organizations:


International Association for Suicide Prevention

Get your World Suicide Prevention Day Pack today from To Write Love on Her Arms

World Suicide Prevention Day Pack

Take time today to remember those lost to suicide and a moment to help those in trouble.
Know the signs.

Best to all, 
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