Suicide Prevention Day 2020 is on Thursday, September 10, 2020: Suicide Prevention?


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Suicide Prevention?

I don’t think getting someone to help an individual to change their mind is suicide prevention. It’s just delayed till the next time it all comes apart and they will be back at it straight as an arrow. I know because this is my life. I was ready again last night, I got organised, updated the notes for my children and started down my chosen path. While in progress some people showed up and interrupted me. They had the yaks, they were feeling down and came to me to lift them up. So I put myself on hold, and tried to help them, it was so late when they left I was falling asleep.

So I am here to fight the fight another day. Not because someone has changed my mind, that’s just not possible, but by showing up, by wanting my participation in life. Even if it just is my sage advice to overcome their issues. There must be an oxymoron in that somewhere I am sure.

They don’t know my history, no one who knows me really, or knows my history; I keep it well hidden behind half truths and obfuscation. That’s always been part of my survival strategy. It got me through childhood and my teens and became part of me.

People don’t want to know, and I don’t blame them. If you can get people to want to know from an individual what drives them to suicide, then you may be on a path to suicide prevention, all though I don’t think so.

I am convinced sharing what happened, in any detail, will not unmake the damage done, so unless you know how to unmake that damage, then maybe there is no prevention. Just delay, so may be that should be your strategy, suicide delay, not prevention. I will try again, this week or next or when ever, that is a certainty. I have been sprung when I was 12 and 17, hospitalised on subsequent failed attempts and kept it very quiet. They simply taught me the correct dosages and the need for rapid consumption before the effects etc. start. It will happen and then for the first time in my life I will taste from the fruit of peace.

Good luck in your endeavours.

Fight the fight, be safe, be sage.

What are some suicide prevention hotlines?

What are some suicide prevention hotlines?

National Suicide Hotlines USA

United States of America

Toll-Free / 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

1-800-SUICIDE* 1-800-273-TALK

1-800-784-2433* 1-800-273-8255

1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Deaf Hotline

What if the Hotline Phone Number

for my local area is no good ??

Call 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433

Call 1-800-273-TALK / 1-800-273-8255

Call numbers in your state, even if they are outside your city or county.

Some of the 800, 888, or 877 numbers are toll-free in the entire state.

Visit the USA National page of this site for toll free National hotlines.

Call 411 and ask for:

Dial 0 and ask for:

Check the FRONT of the phone book for:

suicide prevention

crisis intervention

hotlines - crisis or suicide

community crisis center

county mental health center

hospital mental health clinic

Or. call 911 and ask for help. Tell them you are in suicidal danger

What color is Suicide Prevention?

What color is Suicide Prevention?

Wear black for Suicide Prevention Day.

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