Saturday, September 8, 2012

Suicide Prevention Day 2012

Hello, it feels good to be back here blogging. I could not let this very important day go by without getting involved. On September 10th you can help spread awareness of this condition that effects so many people and the one's who love them by sharing information on prevention. You can join in on Facebook or Twitter, and if your a blogger like me, dedicate a post to this cause. You may just share some information that can save a life, share something that someone really needed, share resoures they did not know were available to them. I was personally affected by suicide when I was a child, as my Mother suffered with Bi- Polar disorder she attempted suicide twice. I am so grateful that she was not successful because with the right treatment that came to her a few years later, she never attempted it again. That help enabled her to come back to us in way's we never thought she would, and for the rest of our lives with her we had many good and happy years, not always perfect, but greatly improved, for which I will always treasure and have an immense amount of gratitude for. That is what the power of someone caring enough to share did for us. It can do it for you too or someone you love, beginning on this day, and lasting a lifetime.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)



Every day 3,000 people end their own lives, and for every person who dies, there are 20 more people who unsuccessfully attempt a suicide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In the United States alone, that amounts to one death by suicide every 16 minutes, says the National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP)

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Please visit these websites for more information on how to get involved
http://www.take5tosavelives.org/
International Suicide Prevention Day 2012
http://www.iasp.info/wspd/

4 comments:

  1. as a 2 year survivor of a susicide attempt this is important to me as well.

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    1. Thank you for being so brave as to share your life experience with suicide. I'm so glad your still here Mike and I'm sure all those who love you are too. You are a survivor for sure and by surviving you inspire others to do so too!

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  2. I've learned so much about this from Mike Golch. We've been buddies for a very long time. Excellent post Janet.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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    1. Thank you very much for the support Sandee, I truly appreciate it. I'm so glad to know too that Mike has a buddy like you, your a true friend indeed!

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