Today, I have no premonition s. I am unsure of my future, but I am fighting to have one.
What to know about suicide However, some progress is being made to help lessen the suicide stigma. Earlier this year, Logic, a popular young singer, released a powerful suicide prevention anthem.
The title of the song is the toll free suicide prevention hot line: The fact that the well-known and beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams died by suicide was not suppressed by his family or in the media.
The death by suicide of two recording artists, only two months apart earlier this year, Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarten and Audioslave and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, were not concealed.
According to AFSP, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and over 44, people die by suicide each year in the United States. Many suicide attempts, however, go unreported or untreated. Surveys suggest that at least one million people in the U. These numbers are alarming and the fact that most people do not want to talk freely about this cause of death is even more alarming.
Maybe someday, in the not too distant future, people will be able to talk openly about suicide.
I believe if we can eliminate the stigma, those who struggle with thoughts of taking their own life, will not feel embarrassed to reach out for help.
Also, for the loved ones of those that continue to be lost to suicide, perhaps the permanent sadness in the eyes of the suicide loss survivors will lessen slightly when they no longer have to carry the suicide stigma burden, which might only deepen that sadness.
Follow this journey here. If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page. We want to hear your story.
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