Here are a few facts you should know.
- Over 800,000 people die by suicide each year.
- For every 10 seconds, there is 1 death by suicide.
- Men are 4x more likely to die by suicide more than women.
- Suicide is the 10th biggest cause of death worldwide
It’s crucial that we take a moment to reflect on the significance of mental health awareness and support.
Every life is precious and each of us can make a difference by being informed, being empathetic, and willing to lend a helping hand.
Suicide is a deep and complex issue that touches countless of lives around the world. It affects people of all ages, backgrounds and different circumstances. However, it’s a topic that carries such a heavy stigma, making it even more challenging for those who are struggling.
This month is meant to be a reminder we can be the change. We can the ones that can break the silence or just offer a listening ear to those whom need it. We can be the ones to challenge the stereotypes and offer support without judgement.
Mental health is a crucial as your physical health and taking care of our emotional well being should always be a priority.
It’s okay to really not be okay.
And it’s okay to go seek help when you need it to.
Reach out to someone who will actually listen. Share your own experiences, as your vulnerability can inspire others to open up too.
We can create a world where mental health is openly discussed, where others can find the support they need and sees we’ve and where no one can feel alone in their struggle.
Let’s break the stigma and spread hope for Suicide Prevention and every month that follows 🏽
Looking to contribute to the cause for affordable mental health resources, you can go to the fundraising page to contribute.