Suicide Prevention

There are many ways that suicide can be prevented. Some ways suicide can be prevented is to reduce access to the means of suicide (medication, guns, etc), treat people with mental disorders such as depression and alcoholism. Also a way to prevent suicide is to follow up with people who have made suicide attempts, and train primary health care workers.

There are also many organizations that do walks in order to raise awareness about suicide. When I was a freshman in  high school my friend Timmy committed suicide. Tim’s mom found an organization that does a walk in our hometown. It is called Jersey Shore Out of the Darkness Walk. Each year she gathers up a team “Timfinite” to walk in memory of Tim and to raise awareness. If you would like to donate to this organization in memory of Tim or sponsor the Timfinite team you can use the website below.

http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=60657

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