Suicide Prevention

We get through every day not aware that others are planning for it to be there last. We take our friends and families for granite. No one ever stops to think that their best friend won’t wake up tomorrow morning, but did you know Every year, almost one million people die from suicide; a “global” mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. Maybe you think your friends are too happy and love life to much, but in reality an average person only shows 10% of their personality. That means that we are holding back 90% of who we really are, and what we really feel. So if you think you know your best friend down to the core of who they really are, think again. No one wants to think that someone close to them is suffering and wants to end their life, and you don’t have to. Just being there for your friends and listening to them could be all they need. Everyone wants to feel needed, everyone needs to know that they mean something to someone out there, but a lot of people don’t get that. The last thing you want is for your best friend or family member to take their life, and you be left with unanswered questions. If you know someone that is depressed or if you can just think of someone that you care about and love, take the time to let them know. Weather it’s just a text or a phone call. If we can support each other and be there for each other, then maybe we can decrease the number of suicides every year. Even if no one you know is depressed or considering suicide, just take the time to let them know how much they mean to you. I love you all


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