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Monday, September 5, 2011

National Suicide Prevention Week

This week (September 4-10) is the 37th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week. This coincides with Pain Awareness Month.

In honor of these, Kelly at Fly With Hope is sharing a series that she started with a post titled, Migraine and Suicide. There will be a new post each day this week that includes her own thoughts and stories, as well as contributions from others in the chronic Migraine and chronic pain community. The topics include:  how to cope when you are close to the end of your rope, personal stories from those who have been there (Greater AppreciationWhen Living Seems Too Hard, and I Want to Live! But I Don't Feel Like I Am!), prevention, on suicide and faith (and a personal experience, Perspective Determines the View), a post especially for loved ones (family, friends, caregivers), and links to other blogs/articles on Migraine and suicide. Her goal is to decrease the stigma attached to the discussion of suicide, so that we can better support one another.

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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