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Hopefully I got your attention. September is National Suicide Prevention Month and today is actually World Suicide Day. I am dedicating this blog to anyone out there who needs to read this post.
You are important. You have a purpose today, tomorrow and the next day. No matter how difficult times can seem, there is always a path to see the sunshine and live another day.
Use the tools around you if you are struggling. Phone a friend when times are rough. Confide in a coworker or family member if you need somebody to connect with. If you are not the type who finds it easy to share personal information, take advantage of a suicide hotline or confidential app.
Be the one to listen. Listen for the suicide warning signs.
Be the one to watch. Look for the suicide warning signs.
Be the one to question. Ask a question, save a life.
Be the one to ask: are you thinking about suicide? Be direct!
Be the one to persuade. Helping somebody see it’s easy to get help calling a toll free number is key.
Be the one to refer for help. Help them make the appointment for help. Volunteer to go with them to ease the tension.
Be the one to help save a life.
We can all offer hope to another. Hope is free. You just have to put forth a little effort.
Helping save a life is purpose work. Put the suicide helpline in your phone favorites today. You never know when you might need to share it with a friend or loved one.
24 hours a day
7 days a week
365 days a year
– A crisis doesn’t have a timeline. Be prepared to help keep somebody safe. One life matters.
– Talk to your kids. Let them know of two trusted adults they can contact if they need help.
Take my suicide awareness challenge. Post on social media today about suicide awareness. Pass on the national hotline number to somebody at work or home. Write a hand written note to somebody who may be struggling. Connect with those who need a little extra support right now.
Education is prevention. Pass on a tidbit of knowledge from this blog and I will feel like this post had a purpose.
Much love to all! Stay safe.