World Suicide Prevention Day is Today, September 10th.

World Suicide Prevention Week surrounds the day starting Monday September 8th and ending September 14th.

Carly and I are currently writing recipes for our “Food 4 Moods” recipe book which will have recipes that include the vital nutrients to help battle Depression, Anxiety and many other diseases just by using food. It’s something we are both passionate about and we want to help others be happy and live in a happier and more positive environment. Stay tuned for Food 4 Moods coming soon!

 

  • Annually one million people commit suicide. That equals to one death every 40 seconds.
  • The “number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined”.

 

We’ve all come across a life that has finished way too short and recently from someone we never would have expected, Robin Williams.  So today, I challenge you all to reach out and make contact with a friend or family member you know might be struggling, let them know you are there and you care, it could make all the difference in their life. If you are struggling, you might be amazed at how much better you feel after you reach out for support. For more advice, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 – 24hr telephone support or Beyondblue Support Service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1300 22 4636

 

Simon Witt - A personal friend

Simon Witt – A personal friend

Everyone has a saying, or an item, a mantra or something that can evoke a feeling or an emotion just by looking at it, below is mine. I use this on a daily basis to keep me motivated and to keep life into perspective. I have this tattooed on my wrist, on my coffee mug, engraved on a bracelet that I never take off and it’s up around my house.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realise it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfil it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”

 – Mother Teresa

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If you don’t have something that moves you emotionally for the better, I suggest you find one, it will help you enormously! You need to find what works for you. Once you do, make sure you have it in more than one place where you will see it all the time in your home and/or work. Every time you look at it, you will instantly feel something shift in your soul that makes you grateful, gives you more drive and makes you positive. You need something that drives you to feel better, be more motivated, a better person, something that will shape the way you think for the better. We can all make a decision to help the way we feel and how we want to live our lives. Our brains are a remarkable thing, we just need to learn how to use it to benefit ourselves.

 

Robin Williams - Actor

Robin Williams – Actor

 

 

For more information about World Suicide Prevention Day and to learn about events in your local area, please visit www.wpsd.org.au 

 

Are you thinking about suicide?

Get help! You are not alone. Call Lifeline 13 11 14 or 000.

Just by reading this, a part of you is looking for ways to live and to get help for problems in your life. It is not uncommon to feel this way and lots of people have suicidal thoughts and are able to work through them and stay safe.

Thoughts and feelings of ending your life can be overwhelming and very frightening.

It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available.

  • Contact Lifeline (available 24/7)
  • Talk to someone you trust – you don’t have to go through this alone. Tell them how you feel – and that you are thinking of suicide. Ask them to help you keep safe.
  • Get help and support to stay alive – contact a helpline, your GP, a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist, a hospital emergency department, minister, teacher or anyone you trust to keep you safe.
  • If life is in danger – call emergency services 000

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