Recent Suicides and How to Get Help
March 28, 2019 | We are saddened by the recent deaths by suicide of mass shooting survivors in Newtown, Connecticut and Parkland, Florida. Alongside these communities, we mourn the tragic losses of two students and a father.
These unfortunate deaths demonstrate the wide-reaching effects of massive traumas like school shootings. Newtown, Parkland, and many other communities affected by mass traumas have and will continue to feel the impact of these events for years.
We know that death by suicide of someone in a community, or even of a highly-public individual, can result in other individuals attempting suicide. These individuals may have been struggling with emotional pain, and the other person’s suicide seems to reveal a possible solution to their suffering.
For this reason, it is important that we remember that we are not alone in the struggle. If you think someone in your life may be contemplating suicide, talk to them. Direct them to the Hotline.
If you are considering ending your own life, please know that you are not alone. Help is available.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Available 24 hours every day.
If you are feeling the effects of this news and need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our staff is ready to help when you are ready.