Remember in September – Daily Post #28 for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Fine … is a dangerous word as often times it means anything but fine. Smiling depression. It is real

My Loud Whispers of Hope

“Because of the stigma of mental illness, people with mental illness tell people they are “fine” when many times they are not doing well at all.

More than any other illness, you are not allowed to speak the truth of how you are feeling when you have bipolar disorder, depression, chronic suicidality or any other type of mental illness.”  ~Sue Walz

What do we know about suicide in the U.S.?

  • A suicide attempt is made about once every 31 seconds, and a suicide is completed once every 13 minutes. That breaks down to about 2,818 attempts and 113 deaths in a single day.
  • Each death by suicide affects 115 people. That’s 1 million new people affected every year.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause for young people and the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. overall.
  • The rate of suicide has been steadily increasing since 2000, and is…

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