Sep 162018
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Every day is a hard day without my son Kristopher, but March, December, and September are the hardest months. March because he was born and died in March. December because of the holidays and all that goes with them. September because it is Suicide Prevention Month. This past week was Suicide Prevention Week. I only posted about it here on my blog one time this year, until today. This past week I shared information on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + each day. I wrote a little post for our church bulletin, and I cried a lot.

Yesterday marked 42 months since Kris’ death, but I swear the grief can come up and smack you in the face at any time. It always feels like he was here just yesterday or last week. Then I look at his daughter, now 6, and all the days without him came rushing back. What also comes rushing back is how important Suicide Prevention and Awareness is.

Suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem.

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. There are many ways to help.

Awareness needs to be raised about the help available. The stigma about suicide and thoughts of suicide needs to be removed. Use your voice and social media to speak out and raise awareness.

You can volunteer at local chapters and contact your political representatives and lobby for a more open conversation about Mental Health. Mental Health needs to be treated by insurance carriers like any other illness.

September is designated as Suicide Prevention Month but it needs to be in the conversation 365 days a year because suicide doesn’t take a day off. On average there are 123 suicides every day in the U.S. almost 45,000 a year. 

Okay, I am getting off my soapbox. You can see this cause is very important to me. If your lives have been touched by suicide you know the pain. The pain that has left our loved one and transferred to us. Reach Out – Listen Closely – Let Them Know You Care. Don’t be afraid to ask them if they are thinking about suicide. Don’t leave them alone. Encourage them to seek help. 

If you are in crisis, or with someone in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

See my post here for more information and information on how to donate to the Walk for Hope on September 22.

Thank you!

~Lori


Weekly Rewind September 10 – 15, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #37 2018 – 2 Stops in Connecticut!

Plus – BOOK BLAST – A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – September – Week #2

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – K Street Killing (Washington Whodunit) by Colleen Shogan – Great Escapes Book Tour @CamelPressBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli – Author of In Want of A Knife: A Little Library Mystery #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @crookedlanebks

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery by Melinda Mullet – Great Escapes Book Tour @readalibi

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – This Side of Murder (A Verity Kent Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – #Review / #Giveaway – Die Me a River (Welcome Back to Scumble River) by Denise Swanson @sbkslandmark

 

Have a great week!

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  5 Responses to “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Suicide Prevention – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call”

  1. I volunteered for many years with a crisis hotline. Many of those who called were thinking about suicide. It was difficult but I think it was also helpful for people to have a confidential place to talk.

  2. Lori, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I hope that you had plenty of love and support as you grieved and wept this week, and that you always will, whenever the grief rises up to swamp you (as it will.)

    I honor you for working to raise awareness about suicide prevention. It’s so important: Every life saved means a whole host of other lives that will be happier for not losing that one. You will probably never know that something you wrote, or said, or posted reached someone at just the right time and saved their life, but trust that it can and it will.

    Hugs to you, and my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  3. I am glad you are highlighting this and sharing your story, so many need to realize how prevalent this is, and those in trouble need to know others care.

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