“Break The Silence For Suicide Attempt Survivors” A TedTalk

“Research shows that 19 out of 20 people who attempt suicide will fail. But the people who fail are 37 times more likely to succeed the second time. This truly is an at-risk population with very few resources to support them. And what happens when people try to assemble themselves back into life, because of our taboos around suicide, we’re not sure what to say, and so quite often we say nothing. This causes further isolation”

Quote from https://www.ted.com/talks/jd_schramm?referrer=playlist-the_struggle_of_mental_health&utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
I love this quote.

There is so much truth in this quote. After I survived, I almost did the exact same thing 5 days later. I was still scared to tell most of my support system & was not the least bit grateful or happy to still be alive. Half of the time I did not know how people would react, & half of the time I worried I would be committed to a Psychiatric Ward for Observation. There is massive stigma even around mentioning suicide, let alone discussing a failed attempt. It is hard to decide to live. You can do it, though!

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