Suicide Prevention Week

Important words about suicide by writer Trish Marie Dawson.

TRISH MARIE DAWSON

Did you know that it’s Suicide Prevention Week? Having experienced suicide in my own family, and spending the last several years researching it for the Station series, I know a little about the topic, but I’m not a counselor or a doctor. I’m just a person, who, like so many others, has been left behind after someone has made the choice to let go. This topic, something so integrated into our society now, and such a huge stress for our youth especially, is still not talked about enough. There’s an invisible barrier up around it, which I challenge everyone to break down and discuss more, because the hardest part about losing someone to suicide is the not knowing how you could have helped them stay. And the more depression and harmful thoughts are talked about and shared, I firmly believe the more support can be given to help those in…

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  1. I agree with everything you say. People should talk about suicide more, so they can understand it. When someone suffers, they think they have to do it alone. Some people don’t know there are any options to try and get help; plus, they may be scared of being judged. It saddens me how many young kids are taking their lives. I wish there was more going on to help with suicide prevention. Thank you for speaking out on this topic. I wish I had the strength to share my story of what I attempted in the 9th grade…

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

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