World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost 3000 people commit suicide daily. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives.

Show your support by writing love on your wrist or wearing yellow and by simply being there for someone in a crisis. Everyone needs help sometimes, there is no shame in it.

The national suicide hotline in America is 1-800-273-8255 You can call any time, day or night.

For other hotlines go here:

As someone who struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts on a daily basis, this means a lot to me.

18 responses to “World Suicide Prevention Day

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  2. This is a wonderful post. As an enthusiastic family historian, I have found three suicides in my family and it is heart breaking to read newspaper reports and try to imagine what that person was going through at that time, it is still powerful a hundred years or fifty years later.

    • You never really know what was in a person’s head. Even with a note or journal, everything isn’t written down. It’s a hard thing to see, its a silent killer. People need to be open about it and understand there is no shame.

      • You are so right, people need to be more aware of it. The people who suffer need to know that others are understanding and the people who don’t suffer need to be there knowing and understanding for their loved ones – that’s why I thought your post was so special.


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  6. Reblogged this on Of a Writerly Sort and commented:
    As a child in an extremely loving family and supporting environment, I can’t imagine feeling so alone that you would want to end your own life – and I don’t want to and never want anyone else to, either. I’m wearing LOVE on my wrist today.

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