Something needs to happen
|The statistics suggest less
young people committed suicide in the past three years where
statistics are available than was the trend
for the previous decade.
Shouldnt we be pleased, relieved even. But what about 2006, 2007 and
2008? Statistically were living in the past. Prior to 1999 there
was frightening five year trend showing an epidemic rise in young people ending their lives. Its not just youth
either, young men and women in their early 20s and 30s are giving up on life in record
numbers. And what about those who try and fail? Or those who die in traffic
'accidents' but intended to use the car as a means to end their lives? Its not time to sit back and believe old data. Its time for positive,
Speak up. . . Don't accept surface chatter, get heart-to heart with each other, with teens and those at risk. Be part of the solution. Be there for each other. Don't bottle it up, talk about it. - SOSAD (Save our sons and daughters)
Learn more? Let's not glorify suicide - there is hope.
|Everybody's business What can I do?|