World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th. Australian charity organisation Movember has released a new campaign directed at men titled "Suicide notes talk to late"… it's pretty powerful.
"Too many men are ‘toughing it out’, keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling alone with their issues. It’s time to break this silence and recognize that a key to overcoming even the biggest problems is for men to talk more. Not about trivial stuff, but about the significant changes and challenges going on in their lives – things like difficulties with work or finances, the breakdown of a relationship, overwhelming family responsibilities or a significant set back. These things happen regularly and, for some, have the potential to derail or be more overwhelming than they’d imagined.
This campaign tackles male suicide with a powerful but simple message… “Men, let’s talk when things get tough”. Like everything the Movember Foundation does, it’s been important that this message is delivered with realness and authenticity. That’s why the stories of men with a personal experience of suicide are featured in the video. They are the most powerful voices in suicide prevention – they truly understand the challenges and are proof that there is a brighter future ahead."
If you want to talk to someone or are experiencing suicidal thoughts:
* In the U.S. you can text the Crisis Text Line (http://www.crisistextline.org/) at 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) at 1-800-273-8255.
* In Australia, contact Lifeline (https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/I-Need-Help-Now) on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service (https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/) on 1300 659 467.
* For international resources: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html