What Is World Suicide Prevention Day?
“World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), celebrated annually on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The event represents a global commitment to focus attention on suicide prevention.
The theme of WSPD 2022, “Creating hope through action,” reflects the need for collective, action to address this urgent public health issue. All of us- family members, friends, co-workers, community members, educators, religious leaders, healthcare professionals, political officials and governments- can take action to prevent suicide in the Region. “
My Thoughts On Suicide On This Day
I have talked about my experiences with depression multiple times on this post. In fact, a good chunk of the posts on this blog have been dedicated to mental health. As you may know if you have been reading my blog for a while, mental health is very important to me. It’s something that effects not only myself but so many people around the world.
On World Suicide Prevention Day, I don’t have too much to say. I think there are already so many amazing posts just here on WordPress covering this. I have been able to read a number of them today. And that makes me happy because mental health is something we really need to talk about more.
I do have a couple of things I do want to say though. We are all going through our own things. A lot of times we may not even realise someone is struggling mentally. You never truly know what a person is going through. You never truly know what a person has gone through. The world is a difficult place. Let us all try really hard to be better to one another. We need to all find our humanity and learn to be kind.
Something I read on a fellow bloggers post really stood out to me. She said that we are not a puzzle. We are all all pieces of one puzzle and to truly be whole we need to all come together. Please read the entire post by clicking here. She’s one of my absolute favourite bloggers. And she is absolutely right. We are all pieces of the same puzzle and until we come together we are all going to be missing something. We need to work together, not against one another.
I also want to add that if you are struggling with any mental health problems or suicidal thoughts please seek help. There are so many people and resources out there to help you. Don’t give up on yourself, give up on the parts of yourself that make you want to die.
In writing, there is a phrase: “kill your darlings.” Often, writers are advised to kill their darlings. This means killing off anything unnecessary in your writing. I think this is not only fantastic advice for writers but for life too. Kill off anything in your life that is unnecessary (metaphorically, of course). Cut out people that effect you negatively, get rid of bad habits, kill off anything that makes you unhappy. I know that’s much easier said than done, but at least try. Only keep the things that make you happy. Cherish those things.
As I mentioned, I have written about my experiences with depression and what helped me. If you’re interested in reading about that please feel free to view the posts below:
For more posts about mental health please click here.
A fellow blogger shared this in the comments section and I thought I would add it to the post because it’s quite relevant. It helps understand why suicide isn’t the option while validating the feelings of those contemplating it:
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