Article – suicide prevention day – a view from a survivor

suicide prevention day – a view from a survivor

By bluelightblue.com

“the 12th annual world suicide prevention day is coming up on september 10. my dad didn’t live to see it. when he died by suicide in 1996, the first world suicide prevention day was still 7 years away.

during his entire life, it is highly likely that my father never heard of “suicide prevention.” he certainly knew what suicide was and lived with depression every day, but he did not hear the message that suicide is preventable and that asking for help is ok. mental health stigma was something that impacted him very deeply but most likely he could never articulate it. i am fairly certain he never read or saw a public service campaign aimed at mental health awareness.”

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