but it is also for everyone else in the world, as well. We are all connected to each other and we are all touched and affected by suicide, suicide attempts, suicide loss, mental illness and substance abuse.
We must all help prevent suicides by increasing awareness and knowledge, showing understanding, kindness, compassion, empathy, love and care for those affected by suicide loss and mental illness.
We all need to love and accept each other just the way we are. We need to stop judging others, stop discriminating and stop shaming and blaming others for illnesses they have. Mental illness and suicide are not character flaws or weaknesses. Suicide is not a selfish act. Mental illness can sometimes be a terminal illness with suicide being the last and ending symptom.
That is why we must stop the stigma of mental illness and prevent…