Knowledge Really is Power
Did you know that, according to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), roughly 8 out of every 100,000 teenagers committed suicide in 2000?(that was 11 years ago, for those keeping count. I’m sure that number has risen.) Did you know that for every ONE teen suicide, there were 10 other attempts!? Again, 2000 statistics. Did you know that 8 out of 10 teens who commit suicide try to ask for help, in their own way, before committing suicide?
In every one of my blog entries, I provide links. In some cases, they’re links to articles about a bullycide or something else that’s pertinent to whatever I’m writing about at the time. In most cases, however, the links will take the reader to some useful information. If you haven’t been clicking the links, I highly recommend to every reader to click this one. There is a plethora of valuable information contained therein. And, knowledge really is power.
It is imperative that, in combating this epidemic, everyone has as much knowledge of the situation as humanly possible. I don’t think there can be too much information as far as this is concerned. Do you? For instance, do you know what depression looks like if you have or are in contact with a teenager? You’ll learn it here. The more we know, the better our chances are of diffusing volatile situations before they spin out of control. And, most importantly, the better chance we have of saving some lives. That’s what it’s all about.