Suicide , Suicide Attempts and Self Harm
I feel that I should start this post with the following information.
Lifeline, the national suicide prevention hotline for USA
Phone: If you are in crisis you can call anytime 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention http://www.afsp.org/
Below is a link for the National Institute for Mental health , section on suicide prevention
If you are not in the USA then there are international suicide hotlines to call. The responders to the calls are trained in suicide prevention and know about mental illness.
Suicide is in the top ten list for causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately, it claims more lives each year than the year before. This is an epidemic which deserves attention and research to find solutions.
There are about 1 million suicide attempts each year in the US and the numbers continue to rise. If you feel alone in considering…
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This blog is about me evolving not only as an African American but as an American with needs “Just Like Anybody Else.” The relationship among most Americans and the similar issues we have together.