Our local community is grieving the heartbreaking loss of 2 of it's members over the weekend. Both died from suicide. The sad truth is that people are dying from suicide every day. As someone who has personally experienced the death of a family member due to suicide, I believe it's important we are talking about this. Shame and stigma are not helpful.
Know the warning signs:
- Unbearable pain
- Feeling like there's no reason to live
- Withdrawing from activities
- Acting recklessly
- Isolating from family and friends
- Spontaneous expression of love
- Saying goodbye
- Giving away possessions
For more information, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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