Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Suicide Prevention Event this coming weekend (Sept 26-28)

Suicide is a very really and very hard topic to deal with and even to talk about. We all fear that if we approach the subject, we may attract bad things. Law of Attraction tells us to be cautious about our thoughts. But not talking about suicide won't make it go away.

Here are a few facts taken from http://www.speakupsavelives.org

*The third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds is suicide.

*Every day, more than 80 Americans commit suicide- and 1500 more attempt it.

*America lost more teens to suicide last year than the total number of soldiers lost in the Iraq war

But we can help prevent suicide right now by doing a few simple LITTLE things!

*Greet-say hello, make eye contact, pass a smile on to the people you encounter.

*Include- Include yourself in the world around you, and invite others to be a part of what you are doing. Reach out, especially if you see someone starting to withdraw.

*Validate- This can be as simple as a ‘thank you’ or a genuine complement. Let others know you appreciate them.

*Empathize- Be a listening ear. We can’t always relate to the problems or stories of another, but often all you need to do is be fully present as you hear them to truly help the person sharing

GIVE so that others will live!

The more aware we become, the more we will focus on solutions. Let's each of us do our part in making a difference.


Life Coach

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