Adult, student and teen suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. Student and teen suicides are perpetuated by bullying and various life stressors that make the subjects of suicide and suicide prevention quite broad. Drug addictions, depression, anxiety and other disorders don’t help either.
Getting right out of ones own thinking, comfort zones and personal frames of reference may be just what we need to start dealing with suicide prevention in terms of a modern approach. Taking radical action to find help rather than act on ones feelings and thoughts alone doesn’t work. Most people who have lived after suicide have regretted their actions. Much bigger, out of the box thinking is needed when one feels suicidal. Sadly, the last thing you may want to do is ask for help, or do any drastic growth or soul searching.
What we do know is that the more conscious we become of ourselves, others and the Universe, the more things begin to change for us. All things, are always changing. You are never, ever stuck without options. “This too shall pass”. Get help for yourself and others. Talk to someone. Always speak up about how you really feel. You will get the right help soon enough. Trust the suicide prevention processes out there and get your life back again, as you recover. Suicide is highly preventable. A million people a year attempt suicide including many students and teenagers. We need to work together to make small changes and educate, inform and inspire. God Bless and Namaste.
WORLDWIDE CONTACT LIST OF INTERNATIONAL SUICIDE HELPLINES:
SUICIDE HELPLINES SOUTH AFRICA:
South Africa – Depression and Anxiety Group SADAG
For a suicidal Emergency contact Sadag on 0800 567 567
Sadag 24hr Helpline 0800 456 789
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0800 12 13 14
Lifeline SA Helpline: 0861 322 322
If you’re thinking about suicide, please read Are You Feeling Suicidal? or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) in the U.S.! To find a suicide helpline outside the U.S., IASP or Suicide.org.
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Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. #suicideprevention #stigmafree