September- Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is the number one cause of death in Australia among people ages 15-44.*

There is more than one suicide attempt every 10 minutes in Australia.*

Suicide is a major concern in the communities in which Ryan and I hope to be working.  If you didn’t read it, I wrote about how suicide was pivotal in Ryan’s calling to Australia: Why Australia?  A Trip to the Bathroom.

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If you, or someone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide or has attempted suicide in the past, don’t hesitate to reach out.  There are a lot of good resources.  1-800-273-TALK is the US national suicide prevention hotline.

More resources can be found on my previous post: A Conversation about Suicide, which also highlights Ryan’s trip to the bathroom but more importantly, there is information from June this year when Ryan and I attended a helpful seminar at our local church.

Ryan and I continue to pray for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts and the family members who are impacted by suicide.

*lifeline.org.au   **Post Secret

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2 thoughts on “September- Suicide Prevention Month

    • Death in general is hard enough to work through, suicide just adds more layers of confusion and questions. I don’t know many people who have no connection to suicide whether family member, friend or acquaintance.

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