Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day….(September 10th). My apologies for not doing this blog post sooner, I was unable to get the time to do it! As you are most likely aware, this day is used to raise awareness of mental health and the topic of suicide. Not only does it put into perspective how important our mental health is, but it also allows people to be aware of the signs that could signify that someone is struggling.
I put this status on my Facebook, which shows my opinion on how important this awareness day is:
As mentioned in that status, it is so important that we talk openly about mental health and refrain from seeing it as a tabboo subject. Those who follow me know that I am a big supporter of raising awareness and helping others. The world has come very far in accepting mental health issues and learning how to look after our own minds.On the contray, stigma and misunderstanding is still in the mist and will not disappear until everyone is motivated to help change become a reality.
If you are in need of help, the Suicide Prevention Number is 1-800-273-8255 and I shall also attach some links to some mental health organisations. Please know that Suicide and/or suffering in silence is never the way forward and there are others way to get through the darkness.
Mental Health Organisations.
- Young Minds.
- Anxiety UK.
- World Federation for Mental Health.