Need help now?
In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-784-2433.
Outside the U.S.
www.befrienders.org can direct you to the help nearest you.
You Can Endure.
Every year over 36,000 people in the United States die by suicide. It is the third leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 24 and the second leading cause for people ages 25 to 34. Around th800,000 to a million people die by suicide every year, making it the 10th
leading cause of death worldwide
But that is just a number. Behind that number are people who suffered daily. Behind that number are millions of lives that were affected by the devastation of losing a friend or loved one.
We must do more. Now.
Studies of suicide victims have shown that more than half had sought medical help in the six months prior to their deaths. For every suicide that results in death there are between 10 and 40 attempted suicides.
Almost all displayed warning signs that were either missed or discounted.
The majority of people who consider suicide do not want to die. They see suicide as a solution to a problem and a way to end their suffering. People who seriously consider suicide feel hopeless, helpless, and worthless.
The person who feels hopeless believes that no one can help with a particular event or problem.
The person who feels helpless is immobilized and unable to take steps to solve problems.
The person who feels worthless is overwhelmed with a sense of personal failure.
Remember. You are never hopeless, helpless, or worthless.
This site was designed for those who need help and those who want to help. It's an arrow to point you in the right direction. If you are feeling suicidal, help is there. If you are recovering from losing someone, help is there.
If you want to help, the best thing you can do is read and share. Thank you!
Tis the season! December brings thoughts of the year gone by and we take inventory of what we've done and what we have left to do.
Did we accomplish everything we needed to? For millions of people, they wage a daily battle in their minds. Everyday people learn about the mental anguish others suffer and the call for more to be done.
What can you do? Speak to them. Speak for them. Know the signs and understand that a little hope can make a big difference.
We Need Your Help!
Since putting together www.youcanendure.com and my cell (240-418-1887) out to the public, I've been in contact with hundreds of people who are either struggling with suicide or people who wanted to share their experience with it. With each call, text, email, or message I hear small strains of hope. It also shows just how many people are battling and we don't even know it. Odds are you know someone who is in trouble.
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