Suicide prevention day 2015

Today, September 10th marks the annual suicide prevention day. Imagine a room filled with 800.000 people. It’s crowded, it’s impressive and it’s the number of people we lose to suicide every year. Statistically, 800.000 people mean someone commits suicide every 40 seconds worldwide, but with every suicide, there are millions of people affected. In 2012, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15 and 29 year olds globally.

Step one: you say we need to talk
He walks, you say sit down, it’s just a talk
He smiles politely back to you,
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
You begin to wonder why you came

If you are struggling today, please know that there is help. Go to our “Help”-Site to find professionals who are more than willing to help you. Talk to a friend and know that you’re not a burden to them. Write it down and feel the relief. Listen to some music and let it take you away. Falling is a part of life, but let music and people catch you while you fall. You’ll be standing on your own two feet’s soon enough. Just breathe.

Where did I go wrong?
I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

If you know someone struggling today, don’t underestimate their need of help just because they’re not speaking. They are screaming, but the noise of the world is too loud. Don’t let them feel they’re weak, because there is so little we see. Depression may be the most common cause of suicide, but don’t limit people to their mental disorder. They’re still who they are. Reach out to them, let them know that they’ll be okay.

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you’ve told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you

We understand that suicide can trigger “copy cat” attempts, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. The need to talk about depression and suicide is at its peak and we need to start doing things today for the change of tomorrow.

If you’re interested in more facts about mental health, please feel free to check the website of the “World Health Organization”.