Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

National-suicide-prevention-week-2014Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

As someone who suffers from serious mental health issues, I want to be the first to say: YOU MATTER. No one else can play your part! There are an estimated 800,000 deaths every year to this mental health epidemic and I think the world is ready to make the changes necessary to help those who need it.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

NEWSWEEK has a great article on suicide rates, world-wide statistics and help if you would like to check it out.

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