Suicide Prevention

Call Hot Line: 1-800-273-8255

Suicide is a detrimental problem that can happen to anyone. My battle with a suicidal episode back on December 25, 2016 allowed me to overcome an obstacle so that now I can help give others hope and encouragement to live no matter the circumstances. Also, I lost a friend to suicide back in 2018. I volunteer with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention to bring awareness to this issue. Every individual may experience suicide in a different way, so it is important to educate one another about the topic and to adapt to every individual unique situation. 

Reaching Out to the Sun

Facts

Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)

Every day, approximately 130 Americans die by suicide. (CDC)

In 2020, there were 45,979 that died by suicide. (CDC)

Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year. (CDC)

In 2020, there were an estimated 1.20 million suicide attempts. (CDC)

Warning Signs

Red Plastic Portrait

Ways To Help

Educate yourself about suicide and suicide prevention

Share resources to everyone

Donate to organizations 

Make sure to take proper steps with those who may need help in this area

Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself

Looking for a way to kill oneself

Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose

Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain

Talking about being a burden to others

Helping Hands

Organizations and Resources

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (afsp.org)

Suicide Awarness Voices of Education (save.org)

The Elevation Society (theelevationsociety.org)

Volunteer Team

I Will Never Break My Covenant With You. -Judges 2:1