September: National Suicide Prevention Month
In a world where everybody seems to be on the go or working overtime to stay afloat, we can all get overwhelmed with responsibility. Some people are better than others at handling stress and adverse conditions, while others need a bit more support. Sometimes, knowing someone cares can be the difference between life and death.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
According to Suicide Prevention Lifeline, research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way. Findings suggest acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal ideation.
While we often don't know what others are going through and sometimes view social media posts as attention seeking, they could actually be cries for help. If you see someone who appears to be in need, show concern. It won't hurt. In fact, you could be saving a life.