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How to Help Prevent Holiday Suicide

The holiday season is in full swing and a lot of us are thinking about creating new traditions and keeping old ones alive. We’ve decided on the perfect decorations and Christmas lights.  We’ve found that special gift that our loved ones will treasure; and we’ve planned out our holiday menu.

What we forget about is the many people that suffer during the holiday season. Depression is a very real thing, mental illness is a very real thing. We’ve seen headlines about children, adults, celebrities and people of wealth who have all taken their lives. There is no face to suicide, there is no age to suicide, there is no tax bracket for suicide, and there is no color for suicide.

How to Help Prevent Holiday Suicide
Suicide is a very silent killer, most of us say “I had no idea; I wish they had said something.” Maybe they wish we said something too. If you know someone spending the holidays alone invite them to celebrate with your family and friends. If you think a friend is in need reach out to them.

How to Help Prevent Holiday Suicide

Smile at the person having a bad day, you never know what they are dealing with.  If you are in need, or think you are in need don’t be afraid to ask for help or seek help. If you can’t afford it there are a lot of FREE resources out here to help.

Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish
1-800-273-TALK – (1-800-273-8255)
 www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Find a Local Chapter
www.afsp.org

Other Numbers:
1-800-SUICIDE – (1-800-784-2433)

Text Telephone:
1-800-799-4TTY – (1-800-799-4889)

Military Veterans Suicide Hotline:
1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)

Suicide Hotline in Spanish:
1-800-273-TALK (Press 2)

LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline:
1-866-4-U-TREVOR

 You have a voice, make sure you are heard. 

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Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Kimberly

    Thanks so much for shedding light on an issue that seems to be plaguing our society and even our close communities but also providing resources to help. My hope is that we will all be aware and empathetic to those who suffer silently. #BLMGirls

  2. La Bella Esq.

    Sharing this on my fanpage http://www.facebook.com/coderedflag #‎BLMGirls‬

  3. Deb

    Thanks for posting! I could imagine that perhaps one person might stumble upon your blog post in a time of crisis and choose to call someone for support rather than make that ultra-final tragic decision. And I especially like this “Smile at the person having a bad day, you never know what they are dealing with.” Thanks for caring!

  4. E.B. Davis

    Thanks for sharing this.

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