Here we go

August 11, 2017

I know this post is late but couldn’t decide between two very
different stories. One was straight forward and featured a few
upcoming events that we will be attending and the other about
suicide. So I took the bull by the tail, faced the situation,
and chose the later.

After reading an article about the recent death of a smoke
jumper I admitted to being confused. Said article mentioned the
firefighters’ name but not cause of death. Then when I got to the
bottom of article there were 3 links that were all about suicide.

I was surprised when reading another article that mentioned 1
million people worldwide commit suicide every year and the
smokejumper was the 5th suicide in 7 years, of smokejumpers.
Knowing these are people that jump out of planes into remote
areas of our country to be the first line of defense against
wild fires it was a shock.

So rather than talk of the right or wrong of suicides a link
will be provided to an article about suicide prevention. It
covers all the bases, and is lengthy, yet talks of everything
from understanding suicide, to risk factors, to a list of
suicide prevention hotlines.

If we learn the warning signs and know how to respond quickly
while offering help a life may be saved. Here is a link to the
Suicide Prevention article.

Enjoy our friday. Now I have to find a pizza with my name on
it.
Comments are always welcome.


Did you know?

September 10, 2015

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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and this
week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Just so
you know, there are over 4.8 million survivors of
attempted suicide in the U.S. alone. Suicide is the
11th leading cause of death here, and over 90% of
all suicide fatalities had depression, another
diagnosable mental illness, or had a problem with
substance abuse.

Active military and veterans have double the
suicide rate on non-veterans and the suicide rate
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or
questioning is 3 times the average rate. If you
want to learn more go here.
Comments are always welcome.