Hi Everyone. I hope this finds you well.
I wanted to touch base with you all to remind you that today is 2022 World Suicide Prevention Day and it’s important to check in on yourself, your partner, your kids, you friends, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else you care about.
That really sounds like quite a task, doesn’t it?
The thing is that you probably already know who is at risk in your circle of people.
While we may get used to the everyday behavior and nitter-natter that occurs on a daily basis, there sometimes a cloak of privacy, shame, and embarrassment that keeps the other from speaking freely.
Know their limits and respect them, but let them know you’re available to check in.
There are now many national organizations that assist with mental health and those dark thoughts, but they’re not in on what’s going on. You know your partner… talk to them.
I know you can’t do it all. We’re only human. We are fallible. Being aware of what’s going on with those closest to you is not always easy. people become masters at hiding the truth, but if you suspect or have a gut feeling, go with it.
And, don’t forget about yourself.
Are you hiding behind the mask of a smile? Do you find yourself pretending to be ultra positive--life is dreamy sort of thing–simply because that’s what you’re supposed to do? or Maybe you do things for other people, even when you don’t want to, just to make them happy.
Don’t wait. Medical/mental health assistance and counseling are available both in-person and online.
Seek help if you can. Talk to someone to air your truth. You don’t need to be alone.
I know that most of this is simply a reminder to all.
It’s a day set aside to nudge us into some action and awareness.
Have you ever considered the reality that the World Health Organization even had to develop a Suicide Prevention Day? That should tell you a lot.
Believe it or not, suicide is happening around you every single day.
Members of your own community are dealing with it as we speak. It’s not a joke or something to be joked about. It’s reached crisis levels and we all need to check in.
Please see the information below.
Call 1.833.456.4566.Toll free | 24/7/365
Text 45645 4 p.m. – midnight ET
Call 911 if the needed
Professionals are there to help not to judge. They want to listen.
Here’s a couple of other articles I’ve written re: Suicide.
Take care of yourself and those you love.
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