More people are becoming effected by suicide, or at the very least it is becoming a subject people are more apt to talk about. The more people see it in the public and with celebrities it is becoming a #hashtag campaign, a share on your page, articles, and word of mouth. This isn’t a shared topic that is happy it is an awareness topic that is now on the forefront of a mental health issue.
The list of who we know in the limelight are people like Robin Williams, State Senator R. Bubb Dwyer, Evelyn McHale, Marilyn Monroe, Kurt Cobain, and many others. However, outside of these famous people many of us know those that were family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. These seem to hit closer to home. The first experience I have heard about suicide was when a guy from my high school committed suicide, through a coworker, and another coworkers family. I have even went down this road but reached out to father and then best friend and sought out help.
When someone is trying to reach out, answer their call, their cry, their text, or their email. Then you have those that you don’t even see there is a problem or concern until it is too late.
What can you do? Join suicide awareness, join a suicide walk, and/or talk to those around you if you see something that seems just a bit out of place.