IT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE & CRISIS IN THIS COUNTRY! So Let’s Have The Conversation…
“Don’t refer to suicide as “successful,” “unsuccessful,” or a “failed attempt.” Use “died by suicide,” “completed suicide,” or “killed him/herself.”
“Most people who die by suicide exhibit warning signs. Refrain from describing a suicide as “inexplicable” or “without warning.”
“Don’t quote the suicide note or describe the method used and Report on suicide as a public health issue, not a crime.”
“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK(8255) connects the caller to a certified crisis center near where the call is placed.”
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Especially Our Vets! They Need Us Now More Than Ever! https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/BeThere.aspx
You are not alone. Help is available.
Why I am I Sharing This? I am a Suicide Survivor and Someone Was There For Me. I am Here For You!
Author. Catherine Townsend-Lyon