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You cannot be replaced - World Suicide Prevention Day

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nowiknow23 posted 9/10/2013 09:26 AM

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide has touched my life several times, and each of the lives that was lost weighs on my heart every day.

All of us have experienced pain, loss, depression, and hopelessness at one point or another. Many SI members are in those places now. It can be overwhelming and seem relentless.

If you are feeling any of those things, please reach out. Please. There is no shame in what you are feeling. There is support for you. There is relief for you. People DO care.

Reach out to family, friends, your doctor, your counselor. Post on SI or contact a suicide prevention resource for help.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (US):
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Canadian Mental Health Association:
http://www.cmha.ca/mental-health/understanding-mental-illness/suicide/

Befrienders Worldwide:
http://www.befrienders.org/

Please stay with us. You cannot be replaced.

SisterMilkshake posted 9/10/2013 09:45 AM

Very true, nik. I just posted about World Suicide Prevention Day on my FB page.

Thanks, nik, it is an important message.

TxsT posted 9/10/2013 09:47 AM

Wonderful and very thoughtful and thought provoking post....I will continue to bump this today to make sure everyone reads it.

T

LosferWords posted 9/10/2013 09:48 AM

Thanks for putting this out here, NIK. Reaching out for help is one of the best things I ever did for myself.

Jrazz posted 9/10/2013 13:48 PM

Great post, NIK.

tired girl posted 9/10/2013 15:22 PM

Thank you for letting me know about this.

crazyblindsided posted 9/10/2013 15:46 PM

Thank you for posting this. I remember my attempt at suicide such a scary place. It is wonderful there are programs and phone numbers for people in need of the help.

wifehad5 posted 9/10/2013 16:10 PM

Thank you for posting this.

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