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In one day, some of the Psych Central bloggers, my wife Joan Winifred and I included, will be posting in support of International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) sponsoring World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th.
Talking about suicide can be life saving! Many times people are dealing with suicidal ideation caused by symptoms of their disorder or illness or medications. They may not even make the connection that what they feel is symptomatic; it’s normal in terms of dealing with mood disorders. Some times (not all the time), that simple realization is enough to get them to have more control over the ideation and to put it into perspective… But, you would not know if it was not talked about. Even if the person brushes you off as if the topic of suicide was a joke – talk about it–seriously.
Talking: it’s suicide’s weakest spot.
To commemorate this day of awareness, the USC School of Social Work is sponsoring a Suicide Awareness Blog Carnival campaign during the month of September.
Here’s how you can participate in Suicide Awareness Blog Day:
- Publish a blog post that incorporates a suicide prevention theme. Mention why raising awareness about this issue matters.
- Include a link back to our blog campaign description so that your readers can learn how they can raise awareness, too.
- Place the “Blogging for Suicide Prevention” badge on your post or site using the html code provided on the campaign page.
- Share your blog post for suicide prevention on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #SABD13 #suicideprevention.
- On September 10, check out our Suicide Awareness Roundup to read, engage and follow bloggers participating in the campaign.
- Important Note: Please provide a trigger warning if you include any traumatic experiences or images in your blog post.
USC’s MSW Programs Blog Day.
If you or a friend are considering suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273- (8255). It is free and confidential.