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.
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.