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Silver, sometimes referred to as "That damn wolf!" is a 31 year old furry and first responder based in Northern Virginia. He can commonly be found on twitter, screaming his head off at Hockey games, or playing video games on PS4 and Steam.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. An entire month dedicated to bringing awareness to the people who decide to end their own lives, those of them who survived and those they left behind.
It also provides a chance to shine a light on the stigma that comes with needing mental help and treatment, as well as the stigma behind talking about your feelings or situations that make you feel like suicide is the only way out.
The statistics are staggering.
In 2018, Suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death globally for people between the ages of 15 to 24. With 800,000 people choosing to end their own lives, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Those numbers have been trending up since 2001.
There is hope. There is help.
If you're having suicidal feelings there is help. You don't have to go it alone. It is ok to not be ok.
Not everyone feels comfortable reaching out to a friend of family member. In cases like these, there are organizations who exist to help you.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is an excellent source of information, not only for those in immediate crisis, but also for survivors, for anyone who needs help, and anyone who wants to help.
There are also a number of resources available for those in crisis.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800-273-8255
NSP Hotline (ESP) - 800-628-9454
NSP Hotline (Deaf/Hearing Impared) - 800-799-4889
NSP Text Hotline - Text TALK to 741741
Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255 (Ext 1)
IAMAlive Crisis Chatline - IAMAlive.org
The Trevor Project (LGBT Specialized) - 866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline (By/For Trans People) - 877-565-8860
Chose from one of the icons below to show your support for Suicide Prevention. Each color has a specific meaning.
|White||Loss of a Child|
|Orange||Loss of a Sibling|
|Purple||Loss of a Relative or Friend|
|Red||Loss of a Spouse or Partner|
|Silver||Loss of a First Responder/Military|
|Yellow||Loss of a Parent|
|Green||A Personal Struggle or Attempt|
|Teal||Supporting Someone Who Struggles/Has Attempted|
|Blue||Supporting Suicide Prevention|
As part of the quest to raise awareness and provide assistance to those in crisis, and as part of Suicide Prevention and Awareness month, on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 we will be partnering up with Pilot (@shepbutt) to do a charity stream to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
You can watch the charity stream on Twitch
AFSP is an excellent foundation, leading the way in telling the stories and providing assistance for those who have struggled with suicide and suicide attempts.
Our hope is that someday the stigma associated with mental health will be gone, and people will be able to speak freely & seek help when they need it.
You can read more about the AFSP and the work they do by heading over to AFSP.org.