"That word, “suicide,” that brings conversations to a halt and evokes primal fears of the darkest of all human experiences. But speaking the word itself is not the problem. The silence that so often follows is."
Lisa Klein is a documentary filmmaker who made the afore mentioned statement in her blog entry featured on the American Association of Suicidology website. The truth of the statement is a testament to my own experiences when I use the S Word. There is always a silence that follows when I mention that Mothers of AAMM serves the women who have lost a son or have experienced their son's attempted suicide.
The S Word Movie was created by Lisa and is informative in hope to help someone with breaking the silence about suicide. Please click the S Word Movie link to learn more.
One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide (WSPD, 2021). World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), celebrated annually on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The event represents a global commitment to focus attention on suicide prevention.
The theme of WSPD 2021, “Creating hope through action,” reflects the need for collective, action to address this urgent public health issue.
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LGBT National Hotline
The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages.
We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
June is LGBT Pride month. One way to support the LGBT community is to become educated in one way or another. According to the CDC, 2021, males are four times more likely than females to end their own lives and the risk is greater for transgender, gay, or bisexual individuals. Having knowledge of an LGBT persons identification could be helpful in combatting negative beliefs. One example of how a person could help is to know which flag represents the individual. Knowing which flag represents an individual’s identification presents the opportunity to show your support. I identify as bisexual and my pronouns are She/Her/Hers.
Introduction to the public health approaches to suicide