Suicide Prevention Blog Hop

It’s National Suicide Prevention week September 8-14, 2013. Several authors are SuicidePreventionWeek_badgeparticipating in this blog hope to show that we care. 

Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, “to kill oneself”) is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism, or drug abuse.[1] Stress factors such as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a role.

As I was thinking on writing this blog entry I thought on how suicide has effected my life.  Everyone in some way has been touched by this whether it has been a family member, friend or a friend of a friend.

The statistics are astounding and can be found here: http://www.suicidology.org/stats-and-tools/suicide-statistics.

I myself contemplated suicide at one time in my life.  When I was younger.  There were things in my life that brought me to that point.  Luckily for me things changed and I’m here.  There are many who don’t just attempt suicide but succeed.  This is in no way acceptable.  We need to find away to prevent this from happening.  So many people are crying out for help, we need to heed the call and find ways to help those in need.

Need help?  Or know someone who does?:

http://www.suicidehotlines.com/text/index.html

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Suicide-Prevention-Week-2013/448377988559076?ref=br_tf

 

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About Author Nikki

Nikki Prince is a mother of two, who’s always had a dream to be a published author in the romance genre. Her passion lies in raising her children as readers, gaming, cooking, reading and her writing. Her mother can now breathe easy about the child who used to get in trouble because she was hiding books everywhere and reading when it wasn’t appropriate. Nikki’s a multi-published author with several epublishing houses. She loves to write Interracial romances in all genres, but wants to let everyone know to not box her in, because there is always room for growth.

11 Responses to Suicide Prevention Blog Hop

  1. Susan W. says:

    I have a cousin who tried suicide to get her parents attention. They were so busy focusing on their own lives after their divorce that neither one paid much attention to her how she was affected by their actions or lack there of. She didn’t succeed but her mom did become a mom to her again. Thanks for being part of the hop!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

  2. Kassandra says:

    Hopefully with more awareness people can tune into the warning signs that occur before the ultimate cry for help. Thank you for being a part of such a great blog hop.

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

  3. Sue Sattler says:

    My son spent over 4 years struggling to deal with severe PTSD and TBI from his 15 months in Iraq. On Jan. 2, 2011, he decided he could no longer do it and completed suicide. He was 25 and my oldest child, my sunshine, my pride and joy and my friend. We tried for many years to get him help, he was surrounded by loving family and friends, but I think sometimes he felt like a failure because he wasn’t able to handle it on his own. My sister and her husband are both physiologist’s so there was never any stigma about getting help. To say that his death devastated all of us is an understatement. I will never be the person I use to be, a part of me will be broken until I’m with him again. Thank you for bringing this subject out in the open, I talk about it often. My son didn’t do this to hurt us, he just wanted the pain to stop, I know that if he had been thinking clearly, knowing all the pain that we would be in, he never would have done this, he didn’t have a mean bone in his body. We talked about suicide often, the extra hurt that came when someone chooses to take their life and he promised me that if he ever felt like that, he would come to me. But one night after not sleeping for days and tired of the sounds and smells of battle assaulting him, he broke his promise and my heart. Suicide needs to be taken out of the closet, held like a dirty little secret, a brand of shame that only adds to the ones that attempt and the survivors. Only taking it out into the light of day and talking about it loudly instead of whispering in disgust will we then start to put a halt to this overwhelming tide of suicide.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Louisa Bacio says:

    My good friend — I am sorry about the sadness of your youth, and so good to have the opportunity to be your friend now. Much love.

  5. Deb Kikuchi says:

    Thank you for speaking up and having the courage to share your story. I’m not sure if most people will because even now a days, suicide still carries a stigma though depression and bipolar disorders have become more acceptable. Keep speaking up. I am too. It’s affected my life as well unfortunately several times and I lost people who have changed my life. I live my life to honor of what they believed in. <3

  6. bn100 says:

    Thanks for participating

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Belinda G says:

    I always feel incredibly sad and helpless when I learn of people who choose suicide as a way out. I always wish that if only I could have just talked with them, maybe I could have helped and perhaps saved a life.

    We in this country need to provide for more resources for those who feel they are lost and alone. Raising our awareness of this highly preventable action may cause us to pay more attention to friends, family, and love ones to give them the help they need. Working together we can perhaps help prevent others from taking this drastic step.

    Nikki, thanks for sharing your story. I admire your courage. I applaud you for overcoming by seeking help!

    Belinda G
    belgre at Comcast dot net

  8. femto says:

    thank you so much

  9. I’m appreciate your story. I, myself often contemplating to end my life at a point of my life. But I’m too coward to act through it. Now, I try living my live as it is a gift from day to day.
    shinigami_light @ ymail. com

  10. Carolyn says:

    It’s so sad what a true statement that is, that everyone has been touched by suicide. We have to take away the stigma of asking for help, and like all of you are doing with this hop, raise awareness of how to help someone and see the signs if the words of needing help never come. Thank you for sharing with us, Nikki.

  11. Pam says:

    Thanks for participating in such a worthwhile hop.

    pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

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