Suicide Prevention Week (5th – 10th September 2016)

Hey guys, so this week I want to take the time to speak about something that is a lottumblr_m76b5uFuIN1rbpp2zo1_1280 different from what I would usually talk about, but I feel as if I need to write about this to raise awareness. A lot of different factors can be the reason that someone commits suicide, but one of the top factors is bullying and since this is an anti-bullying blog, I thought I would touch on it in one of my posts.

*****Before I start typing I just want to say that if anyone is offended (etc.) by this post then just don’t read it, any hate that I get will be blocked. I’m writing about it to help raise awareness and I don’t want a negative impact from it. I am not meaning in any way to upset or offend anyone.*****

“You are not alone and this is not the end of your story.”

Now, I’m not sure if Suicide Prevention Week is a ‘thing’ in the UK, but I know that it defiantly is in the USA. I know for sure that there is a Suicide Prevention Day in the UK which is the 10th September. But Suicide Prevention Week is from the 5th to the 10th September.

Some of the causes:

  • life history
  • mental health
  • lifestyle
  • employment
  • relationships
  • genetics and family history

*Please note that I didn’t write that list and that I got it from the NHS website, I didn’t want to be wrong about it*

I don’t really want to go into this too much so I am going to keep it short. But there are loads of charities and programmes out there that want to help people, people do care. Your life is precious and you are loved by at least one person if not many.

These are just a few charities / organisations that anyone can go to if they need help or support with anything that is related to suicide. On the list I have linked in the websites of the charities / organisations.

“Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called PURPOSE. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t forget it.”

I know this is rather short, I don’t really have much advice or anything useful to say about this topic, but I do know that we were put on this earth for a reason, and no matter how hard life gets it is best to fight it out, even if it seems impossible. I know it may not seem like it but whatever it is, that big grey cloud above you? It will pass and everything will be okay again.

Life is like a rollercoaster, it goes up and down, but what goes up must come down. So imagine your life is the little cart going around that rollercoaster, imagine that every time you go upwards on the track that something bad is happening… You have to come down at some point. It doesn’t matter how long you’re going up the track for, just know that the rough patch will come to the end and the cart will come back down.

There is light at the end of that tunnel, even if the tunnel is really long, eventually you will get to the end of the tunnel and you will see the light.

I just want you to know that you are not alone, there are people out there that love and care about you, even at times when it doesn’t seem like it. I promise its true.

“Your life is not over. Your life is important. Don’t take your beauty from the world.”

 I know this is rather short this week, but I didn’t want to not write about it. This is an important topic for me, I feel its one that people don’t really talk about, for whatever reason that is. But I feel like more awareness should be raised. There are many factors that cause people to commit suicide, one of them being bullying.

Here’s some advice that people are told over and over but some still ignore it. Before you say something, ask yourself these three questions:

Is it true?

Is it kind?

Is it necessary?

Be nice to others. That person that sits across from you in class? They could be going through anything. Do you really want to set that person off? Upset them even more? Make life harder for them? If your answer is no to all of those questions then re-think what you say.

It would be a really awful thing to discover one day that someone committed suicide, or attempted it, or anything of the sort, all because you said something that wasn’t nice to them. Just think before you speak. I know I wouldn’t want that on my conscience and I know you probably don’t either so just be nice. It literally isn’t much to ask.

I’m not talking about just girls or boys, men or women, it affects both genders. Just think before you say something.

Now I know this is short but I don’t really know what else to say, I just wanted to make sure that I wrote about the topic because even if it helps just SOMEONE, ANYONE, I will be super happy that I have managed to do that. You are all so lovely and amazing and deserve to live a wonderful life. Don’t end it because of the bump in the road or because you haven’t got to the end of the tunnel yet. YOU ARE LOVED.

That’s it from me this week. There will be a new blog post next Thursday as usual! Stay strong, have hope, keep smiling. Much love – Alison xx

3 thoughts on “Suicide Prevention Week (5th – 10th September 2016)

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  2. This is a wonderful, thoughtful, helpful post on such an important topic. My life has been impacted by two suicides and the aftermath is just horrific. Thanks for starting a very important conversation, you said it very eloquently!!! Keep writing, Alison, you have a tremendous talent.

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