5 February 2019
A loved one is having suicidal thoughts – What do you say and do?
During this 29th National Suicide Prevention Week, under the theme Talking About Suicide Saves Lives, the social networks and media will flood us with important statistics related to this sad reality. According to the most recent studies by the National Institute of Public Health, the suicide rate for men is 3 times higher than that of women. The rate is highest among 50-64-year-olds, with both sexes being affected equally. A troubling fact, from 2013 to 2015, of the deaths reported among men between age 15 and 34, one-third were by suicide. Even though we are aware of these facts, some of the people we know still say things like: “Yes, but what can I say or do if someone tells…Read More