September is Suicide Prevention Month. Rather than recap this week’s news, we are providing a list of suicide prevention resources. If you are troubled, speak up. If you know of someone who is suffering and may be contemplating suicide, start a conversation with them. It could mean the difference between life and death.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- World Health Organization Preventing suicide: A Global Imperative
- International Association for Suicide Prevention – Resources
- Facebook Suicide Prevention Tool
In case you missed it:
New on the blog this week:
- Everest movie shows why the world’s highest cemetery keeps getting bigger.
- Visiting Congressional Cemetery is a walk through history.
Those we said goodbye to:
|Joan Collins||Milo Hamilton||Moses Malone||Gary Richrath|
Weekly News 9/18/2015: Suicide Prevention Month
Sept 18, 2015–washingtonpost.com: A funeral for the nearly 13,000 Union soldiers and civilian captives who died at Andersonville prison, Ga., between February 1864, when it opened, and April 1865, when the surrender at Appomattox occurred, is planned for Sept. 19. Held in conjunction with National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the event is billed as a formal burial for all those who died at the Confederate prison camp — many from starvation and exposure — without receiving the funeral they deserved… Read the full story
Sep 18, 2015–bustle.com: It may still be hot and humid outside, but that is apparently isn’t stopping various stores from already trotting out their Halloween merchandise. If you, too, want to get in the proper spooky spirit, here’s an excellent video from Ask a Mortician about the history of Halloween that can set the mood a lot better than pumpkin decorations in the 85-degree heat ever could. History, after all, is always applicable… Read the full story
Sep 18, 2015–theindependent.co.uk: Alright, I’ll admit it: the first thing I do in the morning is check my Facebook. Aunty-you-never-speak-to has invited you to play Candy Crush, annoying-girl-from-freshers has a posted a video of a dog fast asleep captioned ‘this is me in the morning, lol’, boyfriend-from-primary-school has a birthday today. But every now and then, while sifting through all this drivel, you come across something that can’t be ignored: ‘RIP mate, horrible news’… Read the full story
Sep 16, 2015–opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com: Before I was an intern standing in the middle of the night over a pale, motionless woman about to certify her death, I had a very different vision of what a person’s final moment would be like. Like many young people, my exposure to death was confined to stories others had told me or depictions of deaths on television. I didn’t see the true face of death until I was the one filling out the death certificate… Read the full story
Sep 14, 2015–yahoo.com: Eva Holland and her children, Lucas and Ava, are all smiles standing next to their father in an open coffin in the photo she posted on Facebook Thursday. “I guarantee Mike was in heaven laughing as we took our final family photo,” the Cincinnati, Ohio, widow wrote about her late husband on Instagram sharing the same image — from his Sept. 2 funeral. “I used to drive him crazy taking multiple selfies of us trying to get a good one. Tonight was no different. Between the tears I just couldn’t get it right. So even our final photo had to have a re-take. Thanks for giving the kids strength and being there for us tonight.” Read the full story
Sep 12, 2015–imgur.com: The morning after I killed myself, I woke up. I made myself breakfast in bed. I added salt and pepper to my eggs and used my toast for a cheese and bacon sandwich. I squeezed a grapefruit into a juice glass. I scraped the ashes from the frying pan and rinsed the butter off the counter. I washed the dishes and folded the towels… Read the full story