Sadie Penn is a survivor of suicide that gave a brave ted talk on youth suicide prevention, and all of us at EmBark help a virtual viewing of this together. If you couldn't join us, I urge you to watch the short 15 minute talk and listen to her story.
My biggest takeaway?
"In 81% of suicides, the person tells someone else where and what they are going to do before they do it. In 81% of suicide the person tells someone else WHERE and WHAT they are going to do BEFORE they do it."
That's a tough statistic to hear.
If you know someone who is struggling - listen to them, let them know they aren't alone and that it will get better. And let someone else know who can better help in the situation.
National Suicide Hotline 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255