Suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. The rates have increased each year and for each suicide, some people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. Suicidal thoughts could be from depression, anxiety disorders and many more.
10th of September is a World Suicide Prevention Day and I'm raising money for Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) in honor of Earpers around the world that suffered or affected by suicide incident in their lives.
SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Their work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Their main mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
SAVE is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and operating under the nonprofit laws of the State of Minnesota. SAVE works at the international, national, state and local levels to prevent suicide using a public health model in suicide prevention; concentrating its efforts on education and awareness. SAVE operates by the guidelines published in the Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Suicide (1999) and the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2012). Over the years, SAVE’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers have included survivors who bring a special affinity for suicide prevention, along with other skills, to ensure organizational growth, development and effective management and operational talents to the agency.
Click here to learn more about SAVE