What is suicide?

Suicide means ending your own life. It is sometimes a way for people to escape pain or suffering. When someone ends their own life, we say that they “died by suicide.” A “suicide attempt” means that someone tried to end their life, but did not die. According to Here to Help You.org 

When a person is suffering with pain many use drugs a slow means of dying. It is important to understand no one wants to be an addict. No one wants to be depressed, for real no one wants to die by suicide.

It is time for society to educate others that:

Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, in one day, or in one week. You may not realize it, but you are seriously making progress. It looks small and may feel like crap, but remember to breathe. From people who have overcome suicidal thoughts, the most important thing they advise others to remember is that suicidal thoughts are temporary. With time and proper support from those around you, you’ll see how far you go. -According to suicide is not an option

There are 15 myths and facts about depression and suicide for example:  Suicides peak during holidays, or that Teens are at greatest risk, or depression is always the cause of suicide.  

The time is now for HOPE!  For those in the struggle just DON’T GIVE UP! 

If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline.


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