“According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in America in 2014. This means someone in the U.S. died by suicide every 12.3 minutes that year. But with early intervention, support and treatment, suicide is preventable. If we help those at risk — and make help more accessible for those who need it — we can live in a world where these numbers shrink.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or just needs someone to talk to, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. To learn more about the warning signs of suicide, head here.
For now, hear these messages from members of our Mighty community who’ve been there. We hope their words give you the push to get the help you need and deserve.
Here’s what they want to tell anyone who’s in a dark place:”
Go read them, and share with anyone you know who might need to read them.