Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
#GetSOM via @kimssb
Happy Monday my Beautiful Faces. It is my prayer that all is well with you and your family. September reminds us of a lot of changes and new beginnings. The year is slowly coming to an end. Holidays are on the way and for most, the kiddos have returned to school. All of these bring us joy and warm memories, but there are some people among us that see it differently. What if I told you people and organizations are using this month to bring awareness to SUICIDE? What if I told you on average 130 Americans die by suicide daily? It’s a tough thought to process, I know. Well this is why many across the world do all they can to bring awareness and prevention to light.
General Statistics (USA)
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)
- Every day, approximately 130 Americans die by suicide. (CDC)
- There is one death by suicide in the US every 11 minutes. (CDC)
- Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year. (CDC)
- An estimated 285,000 each year become suicide survivors (AAS).
- There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts. (CDC)
Let me be the first to tell you there is hope my loves. I know it’s hard for us to talk about problems and situations that are going on in our life but there are people who can help you sort things out. If you are reading this article I need you to know, TODAY, YOU GOT THIS. Your girl, KimdaSSB, had her moments as well. Yes suicide may seem like the easiest thing to do, I thought the same thing, but it’s not. With all that I have in me I encourage you to seek help. Get some positive music in your life and accept assistance. Take things one day at a time and don’t forget to LIVE LIKE ITS OUR LAST
Cause I think we can make it, in fact I’m sure. And if we fall , stand tall and come back for more.Tupac – Keep Your Head Up
My Beautiful Faces if you lost someone to Suicide, my thoughts are with you as well. I’m sure you have questions and not sure what to do. That is an universal feeling. One thing we all can do is educate others on the importance of the warning signs and how we can prevent the inevitable. The first thing we must do is kill the stereotypes. This issue sees no color, age, economical status nor geological location…THIS IS AN EVERYBODY’S PROBLEM. Take a couple of minutes and post tips, flyers, your story, hotline numbers, etc. on all of your social media platforms. Together we can make a difference.