Category Archives: suicide prevention

Sign of the Times: Suicide Crisis Lines Now Have Text Lines

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this, given the popularity of texting, but in trying to help a friend, I discovered that suicide crisis lines now have options for people who would be more comfortable texting than talking.

This is a very good thing. Most of my friends who have some type of mental illness would rather text than talk, even under normal circumstances. So, I imagine that for many in serious crisis, the text lines could be very useful.

There are several suicide text lines out there. Google them and they’ll come right up. If you have a friend or family member who won’t even pick up the phone, this could be a life-saving option.

 

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Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Tomorrow, September 10, people in nations all over the world will commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day. This has been going on for more than 10 years, but I’m just finding out about it now.

Anything that raises awareness of suicide prevention is a good thing, and I like the international approach. While stigma here in the United States concerning suicide is still prevalent, it is far worse in many other countries.

So, let’s make people more aware of suicidal ideations, and what can be done to try to convince friends and loved ones to get help. For more info, check out the website here.


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