World suicide prevention day: Let’s talk about suicide by Ali

World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, 2020 by nami.org
September 10, 2020 – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2020, was the World Suicide Prevention Day. While I have left suicidal thoughts behind — hopefully for good — the importance and the sensitivity of the topic will always keep me interested and involved. We need to talk more about suicide and understand the reason behind it better.

I've been searching for personal stories since I want to make this blog a community for people with mental illness to share their stories and experiences with mental illness. Even more importantly, I would love people to share how they overcame their problems. During my search, I came across Ali's post, and I appreciated it.

This post was originally posted on “Mental Illness is My Superpower.” I love how open Ali is about her feelings and thoughts on suicide. I encourage more people to come forward. Ali turned her life around. That's what we all try to do, and her story should motivate us. You can also read my post about my suicidal thoughts and plans.

So let's talk about suicide more and more. However, it's essential to be educated and understanding on the matter. After all, the people going through these thoughts seek compassion and empathy, and only knowledge will help us better understand them. I went through it all alone, and I wish I could have realized I had better options and asked for support from those around me.

Possible trigger topics: self-harm, suicide September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, and the rates are rising.  Our young people are especially vulnerable.  Fifty percent of lifetime mental illness begins by age 14.  Suicide is […]

 

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