It’s Suicide Prevention Month
Although this article is coming towards the eve of the month of September, I’d like to bring up that this month is suicide prevention month. It is dedicated to bring awareness to a rising problem, especially in kids our age–most kids have some incidence with suicide in their family or friend group.
If you have a friend that is experiencing thoughts of suicide, speaking of killing themselves, etc., finding some sort of help for them might save their life. Telling a trusted adult, or even speaking out anonymously, could turn their thoughts towards a better path. Even if you think they will not be your friend anymore, or they might get mad, saving their life is much more important than a friendship that can be saved in the future. You cannot forgive or hang out with a friend that has passed away. It might be scary, or it might be hard, but help could’ve saved the lives of many who didn’t speak out.
Please, if you need help, ask for it. There are so many people out there that love you, even though you might not realize. Your absence will leave a hole in the hearts of many. A permanent solution to a temporary problem sounds stupid, doesn’t it? And although “better” might not be soon, it is something to look forward to, because good things do come, especially when you least expect it.
The month is almost over, but suicide prevention occurs every day. Save a life if you can; preserve a friendship that can last forever. Stay alive to enjoy the changing season. 🙂