Take a minute, change a life.

It’s almost 2017’s World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) A day aiming to provide international awareness for action in preventing suicides. 

Every year, more than 800,000 people die by suicide. For every person who dies by suicide, 25 more attempt to end their own lives.

Behind these heartbreaking figures is a story belonging to each and every individual who has at some point questioned their existence in the world.

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People who die by suicide are not weak! 

I cannot count the number of conversations I have with people who try to tell me suicide is a sign of weakness! I challenge this perception until I’m blue in the face, even writing it down pains me.

People who die by suicide are not weak, they are ill!

It is very tiring to hear the word ‘weak’ in association with suicide. We don’t call people with other illnesses weak, yet people struggling with mental illness, suicidal feelings or people who take their own lives are. I’m honestly dumbfounded by this notion.

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