Suicide takes the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans every year. According to statistics, suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED. It is a tragic thing that happens, but most people who are thinking of suicide don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. They feel all alone and are hopeless. Helen Goldsworthy was once in those shoes, feeling like she had nothing left to live for. She is now a suicide survivor. Watch her powerful story below:
It is amazing to me that even after everything Helen has been through, she still finds the courage and dedication to get up every day with a smile on her face. She is absolutely inspiring. And now she is an advocate for suicide prevention. If you or someone you know are hurting or even thinking of suicide, I urge you to click here. There is help out there if you or anyone you know is in need of it. With the internet at our fingertips, it is now easily accessible and anonymous.