The highest suicide rates are reported in eastern europe. suicide is a global issue that we need to combat worldwide.
Suicidal thoughts do not make anyone less of a person.
“that boy with cuts
that man with scars
that boy with sleeves
that man with tattoos
those tears shed by man
those tears shed by boy
those who are never heard those who are never seen
their pain deemed unworthy
because of they’re not the same as others in pain
and are told to do nothing but toughen up” -submitted by micah spencer.
Having suicidal thoughts does not make someone weak.
“when i was 12 years old my world changed forever. on march 14th, 2011 my dad died by suicide. i can remember so vividly my mom waking my brother and i up and telling us what happened. i had just seen my dad the night before so the words coming out of my moms mouth were not processing in my mind. she told us he “took his own life” at our fishing spot at the lake. i was in shock. i didn’t even know what suicide meant at 12 years old.” -submitted by katelyn johnson (@katemichellej )
Mental illnesses are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide.
“it consumes you. the darkness encompasses every fiber of your being. you can’t control it. there’s no known reason for why you feel the way you do. you don’t want to feel this lost or broken. but you do and you can’t stop. it’s overwhelming. you want to die but at the same time you have a death grip on the small sliver of hope inside of you that things will get better. but still, you think about it. it’s all you think about all of the time” -submitted by ally link (@allysonnlink ). —
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In the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. suicide is a global crisis and we need to make mental health treatment accessible worldwide.
Dying by suicide is not an act of cowardice. people who die by suicide are not weak. don’t shame people after their death.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. everyone deserves mental health treatment and care, regardless of their situation.
Your wellbeing, mental health, and physical health are important. it’s not selfish to focus on any aspect of your health over other things.
“when i look in the mirror, i see a girl,
one that resembles me fairly well.
she hides her face behind her hair,
she's silent, she looks at me, full of despair,
she quickly mimics my moves.
her sore eyes are worn down by words
and all the tears they have conjured.
she knows how to play her part,
she smiles back at me,
longing for something- someone to fill her heart.
her eyes, they’re empty, she’s grown up to fast.
and as she stares at me, she slowly takes off her mask,
i see the true her that so little get to see,
i stare at her for a second,
this girl, she is me” -submitted by emma w.
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