So with September being Suicide Awareness month. Something that has unfortunately been accustomed to my life with serving in the military overseas and with friends back home. We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. To remind them that they are not alone!
My goal is to make a difference and show support by donating to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. Help make a difference by donating to Suicide Awareness Month
Keeping your eyes, ears, and heart open to the people in your life is so important. Sure, we all have things going on in our lives, but not everyone feels that they can handle it. Some people feel that they’re not strong enough to go on, and they begin to feel like they’re no longer needed on this planet.
That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Everyone has the strength in them to make it through tough times, some people just need help to get that strength out of them. This is why it’s so important that we all listen to each other and help each other out.
It’s devastating how many people have felt that the only way out was to end their own life. It’s devastating that these people could have been saved. It’s devastating that they could still be here right now had they had gotten help.
It’s a sensitive topic that a lot of people are not willing to discuss. And not necessarily everyone who is in trouble cries out for help. What’s important is that we listen to the people that ask for help, and keep our eyes open for those who seem to need a friend. Sometimes all it takes is telling someone, whether you’re close or not, that you’re there for them. Sometimes that’s all that someone needs to hear.
Being aware of how many people have committed suicide is important, and so is preventing others from feeling that suicide is the only option.
Once again please show your support 🎗 by donating to my GoFundMe page by clicking on the hyperlink!