Suicide affects us all. Every year, millions of Americans are directly affected by the more than 37,000 suicides and hundreds of thousands of suicide attempts made by friends or loved ones.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
According to the Centers for Disease Control Preventions (CDC) in 2010, someone in the United States died by suicide every 13.7 minutes.
There are far more deaths in the United States each year from suicide than homicide. In fact, the rate of suicides is almost double the rate of homicides.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, scientific evidence has shown that almost all people who take their own lives have a diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorder, and the majority have more than one disorder.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.