Saturday, 10 September 2016

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. If you are having a hard time, please reach out. There is always someone there. If you follow my blog or Facebook page, that means you can reach out to me. I may not have any answers for you but I will listen.

I've been there, I've been suicidal and I've no doubt I'll be there again. It's hard knowing the correct thing to say. Honestly, just let people know that you're there. It may be that they won't open up to you but just knowing someone is there helps more than you can ever imagine. My life has been saved by "ordinary" people. People who simply sit and listen. People who just send an out of the blue message asking how I am. People I love and adore so much.

Do you know someone who may be struggling? Send them a message today, just say "Hi how are you" you could save a life.

You may not think someone is suicidal. They won't have talked about ending their lives. They won't look up methods on the Internet. They won't appear to be depressed. They are most likely to be the exact opposite. Suicide does not come with a warning to loved ones. It just happens. 

Save a life today.