It’s World Suicide Prevention Day!

Every year on September 10th, the world observes World Suicide Prevention Day. This day is about providing worldwide awareness about suicide, and putting into place actions to prevent suicide, such as anxiety disorder treatment or individual therapy.

 

An estimated one million people die by suicide per year. It impacts people of all ages, genders, races, and backgrounds. More people die from suicide than murder or war and it is the 13th leading cause of death worldwide. These high numbers highlight the urgent need for this day and aid for preventing future suicides.

 

While mental health and mental illness have lost some of the stigmas around them, suicide still remains taboo. Openly discussing suicide can be challenging, but sharing stories, especially on this day, can help individuals who are struggling with the same things.

 

Show your support day by reaching out to those that you love. Whether or not you have attempted suicide or had suicidal thoughts, this day is about helping those in need. Share your stories, reach out, or write “love” across your wrist to let those around you know you’re here.

 

If you’re struggling and need help please contact us or reach out to a mental health professional.

Dr. Raul J. Rodriguez

Dr. Raul Rodriguez

DABPN, DABAM, MRO