Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a day when organizations and concerned individuals come together in various ways to spread awareness that suicide can be prevented.
Every year in September, the United States observes National Suicide Prevention Week, a campaign to spread awareness about this social ill, its prevention, and the warning signs. It aims to promote a better understanding of suicide to the general public with a view to erasing the stigma associated with it, encouraging people to seek mental […]
Two Suicide Myths: 1. Most suicides happen during the cold, dark months of winter. 2. Warning signs can predict suicides. The Reality: Suicide rates rise during spring, from early April to late May, according to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Speculations abound on the origin of the holiday myth: the […]
When crisis hits, the hardest thing to do is admit you need help. You may feel that you don’t want to drag anyone else into your problems, or maybe you feel ashamed that you have to ask for support. Suffering in silence is the worst thing you can do to get through a personal crisis, […]