Suicide Prevention Resources (2023)

Suicide Prevention Resources (2023)

Your pain is real, but the song of hope is still singing. And I know you can’t hear it, but someday soon you will.

John Green

Suicide is a critical issue that extends its impact across our society, touching us on emotional, social, and economic levels.

With 700,000+ suicides occurring annually worldwide, each of these tragic losses leaves a profound mark on the lives of many others.

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular suicide prevention resources we’ve shared over the years.

Read on for a roundup of 5 suicide prevention resources from the Sonder blog:

1. Sadness vs. depression

There’s widespread confusion between what distinguishes everyday sadness from clinical depression. This post delves into key characteristics that set these differing experiences apart, which can be helpful for people trying to understand their own feelings or those of a loved one. Recognizing the distinction between sadness and depression is an essential step in seeking the right kind of help and support.


Sadness vs. Depression: What’s the Difference?

2. Depression symptoms

If you’re interested in better identifying or understanding signs of depression, this post illustrates the power of even simple suicide prevention resources. Outlining a detailed list of common depression symptoms, it offers a solid basis of information that anyone can use to encourage early intervention and support for those facing depression.


Understanding Depression Symptoms

3. Suicide myths

Suicide is a topic often shrouded in misunderstanding and stigma. Unfortunately, this can undermine our attempts to prevent and intervene as open dialogue and understanding are essential components of the process. This post reinforces the necessity of professional assistance and the significance of being a compassionate and empathetic listener for those struggling with suicidal thoughts. By dispelling these myths, we hope to continue breaking down the stigma around suicide.


3 Myths About Suicide

4. Suicide prevention

Once we have a clear picture of the most common myths surrounding suicide, we can shift our focus toward a comprehensive understanding of suicide and the factors that may contribute to it. This post delves into the emotional wellness challenges that can make individuals more vulnerable to suicidal thoughts and actions, and provides readers with a list of resources and helplines that offer immediate assistance for those who need it most.


Suicide Prevention: 3 Practical Steps We All Can (and Should) Take

5. A new treatment option

In this blog post, we learn about the transformative journey of a patient named Lacey, who participated in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy. TMS is a non-invasive treatment for depression, and Lacey’s personal narrative provides a valuable perspective on its effectiveness. Lacey’s story is a testament to the hope that TMS therapy can offer those battling depression. Her experience underscores the importance of seeking professional help and considering alternative treatments when traditional methods may fall short.


TMS Patient Experience: Lacey


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