Suicide is preventable. Yes, if detected early. If people around knew something’s wrong with someone. And willing to do something about it, not ignoring or brushing the issue off.
World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, and according to World Health Organization, one person kills self every 40 seconds.
However, prior to such a tragedy, something must have happened: bullying. Just like this one from an introduction of a book: The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso.
I shall remember forever and will never forget
Monday: my money was taken.
Tuesday: names called.
Wednesday: my uniform torn.
Thursday: my body pouring with blood.
Friday: it’s ended.
–Neil Marr and Tim Field,
Bullycide, Death and Playtime: An expose of Child Suicide Caused by Bullying.
Good thing, while I was looking for possible resource person for this topic, there’s something which caught my attention.
“I survived bullying that’s why I will fight for my advocacy as long as I live.