World Suicide Prevention Day

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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It’s not a funny day, but it’s an important one.

In spite of all the gains we’ve made in mental health awareness there are many myths about suicide and the suicidal person.  The one that makes me the most mad is “People who say they are suicidal really aren’t- they just want attention”.   Now I’m not saying that this never happens.  Of course it does.  But it’s not the norm.   A cry for help that is dismissed could be the last cry that person ever makes.  We need to understand this and take it seriously when someone we care about expresses suicidal thoughts, today and every day.

Fore more information please see this link:  https://www.iasp.info/wspd2019/

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