Tuesday, September 10, 2013

.suicide & a dose of reality. world suicide prevention day.

yesterday morning i was watching my 1 year old and almost 4 year old play.
and it hit me so hard suddenly.
the lump in my throat came.
the hot tears streamed down my face.

"those two came so close to not having a momma anymore."

i was horrified and grieved in that moment.
i was grateful in that moment i didn't leave them motherless.
and i was so incredibly angry.

4 girlies almost without a momma.
one man almost a widower.
one of the worst realities i have ever faced.

overall in the world (meaning - not just due to PPD) there is one suicide every 40 seconds.
and suicide is the second leading cause of death for postpartum women.

get educated.
end stigma.
and if someone talks about dying or taking their life in any way - help them get help.
help only by a person TRAINED to handle people in suicidal or potential suicidal crisis situations.

not a pastor.
not a friend.
not biblical counseling.
UNLESS they have received specific training on how to appropriately handle suicidal or potential suicidal people.  
Lifeline is a safe, confidential, perfect place to start if you don't know who to turn to or where to go.

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