Help end the stigma of talking about mental health

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Help end the stigma of talking about mental health

This vital community event hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness and provides education about the impact of suicide in our community.

Starting on World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, Facebook said it would also connect people in India with information about supportive groups and suicide prevention tools in News Feed. "We also urge friends and family of people who may be going through a rough patch, to point them in the direction of crucial support which could prevent them harming themselves".

Joined up suicide prevention activity works because it brings local expertise from different groups, including NHS, the police, local authorities, charities and people with personal experience together.

Please join hundreds of us as we walk in unified solidarity to erase the stigma around suicide and the many forms of mental illness such as depression and substance abuse that can lead to suicide.

Suicide is complex and seldom the result of one thing alone.

The percent increase in suicide rates in the United States from 1999 to 2014, a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found. At the conclusion, a balloon release will honor community members lost. While AAS was not involved in, nor consulted during, its production, we believe every instance of suicide in the media is an opportunity to have a conversation about it, and additionally to review suicide prevention efforts on a larger scale.

Internet giant Facebook launched on Friday its month-long suicide-prevention campaign in observance of the World Suicide Prevention Day. That has risen to more than 95 per cent.

If you suspect someone you know is at risk for suicide, there are ways to help.

If you or someone you know is struggling and in need of help, all you need to do is text the number 741-741 and send the message "TN" or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Samaritans 20,000 volunteers will continue to play their part by providing emotional support at their branches around the country. Mon-Fri 10-5pm and 7pm-10pm.

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