September 10th is recognized worldwide as World Suicide Prevention Day. By taking a few simple steps, you can reach out and make a difference in someone's life. And that, could save a life. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. If you have questions about how to help someone or YOU need help YOURSELF, please reach out! Make the call. Please. Help is here. We've already lost so many lives (especially young lives) this year.

Locally, contact the Michigan Association For Suicide Prevention.

Please share these hashtags as much as possible and help spread awareness of suicide prevention.

  • #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
  • #SuicidePrevention
  • #WSPD2018
  • #WSPD

Fact: The majority of suicides have been preceded by warning signs. Know the signs. Be on the look out for them. Ask

(Video: Michigan Association For Suicide Prevention & NOLIProductions Channel  via Youtube)

(Credit: IASP)

Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behavior. Suicidal behavior includes suicide, and also encompasses suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide. (IASP)

Click here to download the World Suicide Prevention Day document that discusses how taking a minute to reach out to someone could change the course of another’s life.