Suicide Awareness Day: Mental health does not discriminate.

by About Nikki
7 comments

Today is Suicide Awareness Day. It is estimated that 10 people every day are taken from us too soon by the agonizing weight of their mental health. 86% of maternal related suicides are preventable.

In honor of those we lost and continue to fight for, I encourage everyone to light a candle between the hours of 6pm-9pm to hold a moment of silence in their memory.

For more information on where you can find readily available resources, please visit theĀ Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or 2020Mom. You can also call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

“I urge those that are beside themselves with hopelessness, or aching so badly inside they feel like they are without purpose: speak out, and loudly. The worst of your very HUMAN flaws hold redemption. You are cherished, your presence is wanted, and most importantly, you are not alone.”

Spread the love!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Nikki is a thirty-something-year-old AZ native girlfriend & mama who hopes to create a safe space for women; helping to cultivate honest dialogue and end the stigma surrounding maternal mental health.

You may also like:

7 comments

Tiffany September 12, 2018 - 3:50 AM

It’s so important to share things like this! I shared my story recently about the decade I spent depressed and suicidal. It’s very real and it can happen to anyone so I think stories need to be told so that people know they aren’t alone and have others to turn to.

Reply
About Nikki September 13, 2018 - 1:29 PM

I’m so glad you did – I know it’s not easy and you’re very brave for doing so, lady!! It’s hard to talk about but so necessary.

Reply
Autumn Murray September 12, 2018 - 1:17 PM

I love this post and your willingness to help others. Suicide is something that we all need to talk about and take the stigma away so that people do not feel alone.

Reply
About Nikki September 13, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Absolutely – the more we talk about the less taboo it will be.

Reply
Ana Jacqueline September 12, 2018 - 2:34 PM

It’s beyond sad that sometimes it’s those we least suspect who are dealing with depression.

Reply
About Nikki September 13, 2018 - 1:27 PM

I think that’s part of the problem; we assume some people are immune to it – thanks for reading!

Reply
Natalie September 15, 2018 - 6:15 AM

Thank you for shedding light on an issue that needs to be talked about more!!

Reply

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy
%d bloggers like this: