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We Need to Talk About This - #SuicidePrevention

We Need to Talk About This - #SuicidePrevention

In 2016, 42,773 Americans lost their battle to suicide. That's 121 people every day. One person every 12.3 minutes. Did you know suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for adults and the 2nd leading cause of death for young people ages 10-14. WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS. Studies show talking about suicide doesn't lead to increased suicidal thoughts and greatly increases the likelihood someone will ask for help. We have to talk about this, in every home, in every church, in every school, and in every community. If you're struggling please tell someone you can trust or call the crisis hotline - Call 1-800-273-8255 or text CONNECT to 741741. Or please call 911. ---- this isn’t the end for you. i promise. ⠀⠀ every closed door. every broken heart. every rock bottom. every horrible moment. every restless night. ⠀⠀ they aren’t leading to a painful end; they are leading to a new beginning. a fresh start. a new day. i know it might seem impossible, like the weight of your problems are heavier than any human could possibly understand, the hurt in your heart more than you think you can bear. ⠀⠀ i know because i’ve been there; that butt print in the mud next to you is mine. ⠀⠀ you are strong enough to fight back, strong enough to move forward, strong enough to ask for the help you deserve. ⠀⠀ you are worthy of love and belonging. worthy of hope and a future. worthy of a long, beautiful life. ⠀⠀ this day, this pain, this problem is just a speck on your timeline. this season will pass before you know it. keep fighting. ⠀⠀ this isn't the end for you. stay in the fight. your life is worth fighting for.


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