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. 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?:
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
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