Suicide Resources , Facts and Information

GentleKindness

I feel that I should start this post with the following information.

Lifeline, the national suicide prevention hotline for USA

Phone: If you are in crisis you can call anytime Β 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The American Foundation for Suicide Preventionhttp://www.afsp.org/

Below is a link for the National Institute for Mental health , section on suicide prevention

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

If you are not in the USA then there are international suicide hotlines to call. The responders to the calls are trained in suicide prevention and know about mental illness.

Suicide is in the top ten list for causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately, it claims more lives each year than the year before. This is an epidemic which deserves attention and research to find solutions.

There are about 1 million suicide attempts each year in the US and the numbers continue to rise. If you feel alone in considering…

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  1. IdealisticRebel
    Aug 16, 2015 @ 05:51:45

    This is such a well done article and an important issue. Great job. Hugs, Barbara

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    • gentlekindness
      Aug 16, 2015 @ 07:38:34

      Thank for saying so. It is always nice to hear from you.

      Suicide has taken too many lives. There has to be more awareness about how to help people who feel suicidal and how to recognize it.

      Also people need to have the phone numbers of these places.
      I have thought of volunteering for a suicide hotline. I wonder if you have to go to an office and if there is one near me.

      I will check on that. I would not mind to do that once a week.
      Nice to hear from you. I have been thinking of writing a guest post for someone. Maybe I could write one for you. I have an idea to write anout. Let me know if you are interested and I will tell you my idea.

      Annie<3

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