Win a Free Copy of Tears to Joy

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and today is World Suicide Prevention Day; unfortunately, many people believe the myth that if you talk with someone about suicide, you plant an idea in their mind. The opposite is true. If someone is thinking about suicide, talking about it could spare his life.

In 2009, there were 36,909 suicides in the U.S. (100.8 suicides per day; 1 suicide every 14.3 minutes). This number is astounding to me. So many people suffering without hope. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Believe it or not, the elderly (80+) are the most likely age group to complete suicide (Click here for more information on suicide among the elderly).

I have met so many people who struggle with depression. Did you know that people who are depressed are twice as likely to attempt suicide than those who are not depressed. In an effort to help, the American Association of Suicidology has compiled a list of potential links between suicide and depression. Click here to read more. If you have friends or family members who are depressed, be proactive in expressing your love and support. Join me in praying each day this week for those who are depressed and feel hopeless.


Seven years ago, I never dreamed I'd be blogging about suicide. Since Michael’s death, I am determined to be vigilant to do my part to prevent future suicides. In response to this week, I am giving away a free copy of my new book, Tears to Joy, which shares practical tools for helping the depressed and for reaching out to those touched by suicide. To be entered in a drawing for the book, comment below (make sure to leave your name) what you will do this week to help in suicide prevention (pray, blog, link others to a blog about suicide, talk to a friend, etc.).

Join millions in lighting a candle near a window at 8:00 PM tonight to remember those who have died by suicide.

 

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Tears to Joy: Win a Free Copy of Tears to Joy

Monday, September 10, 2012

Win a Free Copy of Tears to Joy

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and today is World Suicide Prevention Day; unfortunately, many people believe the myth that if you talk with someone about suicide, you plant an idea in their mind. The opposite is true. If someone is thinking about suicide, talking about it could spare his life.

In 2009, there were 36,909 suicides in the U.S. (100.8 suicides per day; 1 suicide every 14.3 minutes). This number is astounding to me. So many people suffering without hope. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Believe it or not, the elderly (80+) are the most likely age group to complete suicide (Click here for more information on suicide among the elderly).

I have met so many people who struggle with depression. Did you know that people who are depressed are twice as likely to attempt suicide than those who are not depressed. In an effort to help, the American Association of Suicidology has compiled a list of potential links between suicide and depression. Click here to read more. If you have friends or family members who are depressed, be proactive in expressing your love and support. Join me in praying each day this week for those who are depressed and feel hopeless.


Seven years ago, I never dreamed I'd be blogging about suicide. Since Michael’s death, I am determined to be vigilant to do my part to prevent future suicides. In response to this week, I am giving away a free copy of my new book, Tears to Joy, which shares practical tools for helping the depressed and for reaching out to those touched by suicide. To be entered in a drawing for the book, comment below (make sure to leave your name) what you will do this week to help in suicide prevention (pray, blog, link others to a blog about suicide, talk to a friend, etc.).

Join millions in lighting a candle near a window at 8:00 PM tonight to remember those who have died by suicide.

 

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5 Comments:

At September 10, 2012 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Amanda Hanke said...

I commit to praying everyday for those that struggle with depression and hopelessness. I will also share a link on my facebook page. Love you Nat!

 
At September 10, 2012 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Amanda Hanke said...

I commit to praying for those that suffer from depression and hopelessness. I will also post a link on my Facebook page. Love you Nat!

 
At September 12, 2012 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Crayon Wrangler said...

Natalie,

I too am a widow of suicide because of mental illness. Your blog/book was recommended to me on my blog.

I will continue to read more on your blog and a path that is familiar to me.

Just wanted to stop and let you know that your story is being heard.

 
At September 12, 2012 at 9:21 AM , OpenID alycianeighbours said...

Natalie,

I am also a widow from suicide and mental illness.

I was told about your blog/book on my blog and am honored to have found you.

I will read more of such a familiar path, but wanted to stop and let you know that your story is being heard and spread.

 
At September 16, 2012 at 9:04 PM , Anonymous sara said...

I have beem sown the aame path of depressipn most of mu life and i have cpme to the concluaopm that the gratest things in life are unamswered prayers that god sends our way as a blessimg that is to be cherosjed

 

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