You are not weak or less of a person if you have ever contemplated suicide. And there are many of us in this world who feel ashamed, guilty and at a loss for having survived something that others have not. Pass this along to your loved ones. You have no idea who may be suffering or feeling like no one understands their pain. Unfortunately, too many of us understand it but are too afraid to talk about it. ~ Paula

Dr Nicholas Jenner

Every 40 seconds somewhere around the world someone dies by suicide, that’s 99 people every 66 minutes.

Alcohol makes people more prone to committing suicide by violent methods like hanging, using a firearm or by falling to death, says a new study. Nearly, one-fourth of all suicide cases studied reported that the victim had blood alcohol levels of at least 0.08 g/dL.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, and the fourth leading cause of death among 25 to 44-year-olds in the United States. Only 20 percent of the population is over 60, but 40 percent of suicide victims come from this age group. After age 75, the rate is three times higher than average, and among white men over 80, it is six times higher than average.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for…

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  1. […] Suicide : The Warning Signs and What to do (paularenee.wordpress.com) […]

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  2. I thought of reblogging this also. I’m glad you did it. It’s a really important article, thanks for sharing! Hugs Paula xx

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  3. yes, very important information

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  4. Important information. It’s more of a issue than people realize.

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