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September 11, 2020

Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6 – 12, 2020. During this week, individuals and organizations around the country and the world join their voices to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, and to reach as many people as possible with the tools and resources to support themselves and those around them. Here are a few basic things you should know and that you can share with those around you: 

Suicide can be prevented. Most of us have been touched by the tragedy of suicide.

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    Have you ever heard the saying “it’s like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?” While a sledgehammer will certainly open the nut, it will also smash it to bits when there are better tools for the job. This points to the issue of how we respond to someone who reveals that they are thinking about suicide. 

    If you have ever been in this position, you know how difficult it can be. The fear of saying or doing the wrong thing,

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    There are people fighting a very personal battle in the midst of the collective dangers of this unprecedented pandemic – people who are questioning whether to continue to live through the emotional pain they are experiencing. Some people who were “on the fence” – ambivalent about life versus death before – may find hope and resolve to live, motivated by the fear of having the choice to live or die taken away. Others’ pain may increase, fueled by fear, isolation,

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    Suicide Prevention Week is September 6th-12th, 2020

    During this week individuals and organizations around the country join their voices to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, and to reach as many people as possible with the tools and resources to support themselves and those around them. The theme of Suicide Prevention Week is Hope, Resilience and Recovery. It truly takes whole communities joining together to make a difference – from individuals and families to workplaces,

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