When you have a lack of trust in yourself, nothing can feel worse than the very idea of being ostracized by the world at large. Which may be why the locals of Sacramento are organizing the Out of Darkness Community Walk. Additionally, there have been reports of how there’s been a woman sharing a story of loss and struggles with her mental health.
Individuals like her should not be left alone when they are still processing trauma. In such case, how does one talk about it? Suicide is a very dicey subject. No one should ever feel afraid to talk about their problems but supported when they feel like they can.
So many people living in town are already dealing with losing people to suicide. There are actual efforts to figure out how suicide has been caused and how to prevent it fro happening. Finding treatment cannot usually be so simple as to access mental health websites. The woman who has lost her father, Jolene Prosser-Tift, took the recognition of her father’s 25th death anniversary and celebrating the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention walk.
It’s likely to be an opportunity to support each other while being reaffirming everyone to know that it’s ok to not be okay. The whole walk is called the Out of Darkness Community Walk. It all occurs this Saturday, October 1st and on 9 am. All from the west steps from the Capitol.
Of course coming across treatment isn’t so simple. Because there aren’t a lot of beds available. So with mental health services being cut, it makes sense to have the Suicide Prevention walk.
These type of events allow for individuals to find community in the idea of preventing suicide. It’s a simple registration found in the movement of coming #TogetherToFightSuicide. The best thing one can do when they’ve lost is to find community in family members, neighbors, friends and coworkers. All while walking side-by-side in commemoration.
How bad is suicide in America?
Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. About 45,979 Americans have died by suicide in 2020. There had been about 1.20 million suicide attempts in 2020 alone. The rate of suicide may be highest in middle-aged white men, but the age-adjusted rate of suicide in 2020 has been 13.48 per every 100,000 individuals. Averagely there have been 130 suicides per day. All in 2020, the firearms accounted for have been about 52.83% of all suicide deaths. 93% of adults surveyed in the United States think suicide can be prevented from happening.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call the 24hr National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255; contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741; or chat with someone online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.