Making a Difference by Spreading Awareness
September is Suicide Prevention Month and 9/10/2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day. September is also Pain Awareness Month.
Both of these topics are topics that really hit home for me. I live with chronic pain daily and have many friends who are in the same boat. It is not a relaxing on the lake kind of boat. Chronic pain can be very debilitating to some and it can make predictability of my day to day expectations of productivity to be difficult.
Please be aware that just because someone doesn’t ‘look’ sick that does not mean they are not in severe pain or functioning at a level that is difficult for them. Let’s not judge a book by its cover.
Now on to the suicide awareness piece….
From NAMI Maine~ “proclamation from the city of Bangor at this week’s city council meeting proclaiming this week Suicide Prevention Week and today (9/10/19) World Suicide Prevention Day’
Stats show someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds.. Stats also show that the rates are climbing instead of declining.This needs to stop!!!
Suicide ideation and thoughts are starting in children younger now than they ever did. WE NEED TO FIX THIS… (But how? I wish I knew!!!!)
Join a mental health first aid class near you.
Together lets break the stigma and bring hope and healing to those that are hurting silently.