National Suicide Prevention Week

September 5-11, 2021

I will have a lot more to talk about on this topic later this week. But I want to say this today.

Suicide is hard to talk about, but I do want to always make people aware that it is not and should not be a taboo subject. We are currently within National Suicide Prevention Week and if there is ever a time for open conversations about the topic this is a good time to do it.

The most important things a person can DO to help prevent suicide is to EDUCATE yourself about what might lead a person to suicide, what signs to look for, and **how to get them help**.

I think the most important thing to REMEMBER, however, is that it is NOT YOUR JOB to be the person to stop this from happening. That leads to guilt and shame you do not deserve.

I am open to any questions or conversations anyone might have about this subject, as a person who has not only had suicidal thoughts but who has actively attempted it.

PLEASE talk. This is important.

Published by loribarett

Coffee addicted charismatic geek with a penchant for tattoos, books, and listening to people tell their stories.

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