but simple truth is that Suicide is a global killer, and as such is a potential threat and danger to every individual
and family upon our planet. Despite this, we appear determined to ignore the very existence of one of our own
that rather than face the shocking truth that suicide is a very real threat to each and every one of us we prefer to believe
that by ignoring It - It will go away. It won't !!! ... and it's madness to believe that it will. Has
our entire species gone into denial.
our heads in the sand' approach is much worse than a nonsense.
don't normally kill people on such a vast scale - normally.
ostrich-like avoidance of any unacceptable truth is typical of our confusion, ignorance and fear
surrounding issues such as self-harm and suicide.
could be that Suicide does not share the same high visibility profile as other global killers such as AIDS, Heart Disease
and Cancer. Their high visibility profiles serve to orchestrate positive global action against the conditions
respect, suicide truly stands alone.
it is vital that we all understand that...
Having said that, the sooner that we, our religions, societies and governments, accept that suicide is a
reality, which is killing large numbers of us in ever increasing numbers. The sooner we can start addressing ‘the
problem’ - and then eradicating ‘the problem’, as the mature and responsible species we like
to tell ourselves that we are.
- Each of our
deaths by suicide is preventable.
- We are 'curable'
which is to say that we can, and do recover from a suicidal crisis.
- Depression (the main
cause of suicide) is itself 'treatable' and we can, and do recover from depression.