National Suicide Prevention Day
In the last year we have heard stories about Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell committing suicide. We have heard about names lesser known but no less important. Since then, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Aviici, and Scott Hutchison were all lost to suicide. While those four stories shocked the world, the reality is that 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year.
I have learned recently that the suicide rate in the United States has risen 25% in the last 20 years. And in the last decade, suicide rates among young people ages 10-17 have increased by more than 70%.
There are so many more statistics we could share as a reminder of the work that remains. These numbers all point to the fact that too many people suffer alone and never get the help they need and deserve. The story below from The NY Post is very sad and shows how bullying and harassment can have an impact on your team members life.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: Tomorrow Needs You, will be on September 10th.
For more information about World Suicide Prevention Day go to https://www.suicidology.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week
If you need help or know someone who might need help please visit the below links: