Day: September 10, 2018

The BEST thing ever

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Dark chocolate Kit Kats😍😍😍

I’m a sucker for chocolate; although, I work hard to moderate my intake

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LOL, My thoughts run parallel with this kid up in the picture. Yummy. All that smooth, creamy, crispy, yet slightly crunchy goodness. Definitely made my list of Guilty Pleasures.
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Suicide Awareness Month #2

48BA3B26-E54A-407A-84BF-95F3C8630FD6These are the 5 steps to get involved in someone’s life who may be suicidal. Now, you may say, “Brandy, my (whomever) was happy go lucky all the time. (Whomever) was always smiling and laughing. I had no idea there was even a problem.”

Robin Williams is exactly this scenario. When people hurt the most, he/she will  use tactics to disguise the pain. Individuals, who hurt so deeply, don’t want to trouble others with their problems. Not only that, they believe no one hears them anyway.

Is that incorrect? Were they talking to deaf ears? That’s a topic for another post. Here is how you can make a difference. This is how you can make an impact, and possibly save a life. We all hurt, we all bleed.

Our financial status….

Our religious preference…

Our political affiliation…

Our race…

Our gender…

Our homeland…

….. Suicide doesn’t  discriminate… Pain is worldwide….. And it hurts…

This poster, along with many other resources, can be found HERE🙏🏼

Suicide Awareness Month #3

striking facts:

▪ Five million Americans have attempted suicide. Every seventeen minutes, one of them succeeds.

▪ Three and a half million Americans are survivors of a loved one’s suicide. Most of them have been left with a sense of guilt and deep grief.

▪ Between 1999 and 2010, the suicide rate in this country rose over 30%.

▪ Between 1952 and 1995, the suicide rate of young people (ages 15-24) tripled.

▪ Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.

▪ There are more deaths annually of young people by suicide than automobile fatalities.

▪ Fifteen percent of clinically depressed people commit suicide.

▪ Ten percent of suicide attempts made without a gun are successful.

▪ Ninety percent of suicide attempts made with a gun are successful.

▪ There has been a 128% increase in suicides among children aged 10-14 since 1980.

▪ One in twelve high school students has attempted suicide.

▪ More young people die from suicide than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, strokes, pneumonia, and lung disease combined.

▪ Eighty percent of successful suicides have given clear warnings of their intentions to others prior to taking their lives.

▪ Teen boys commit suicide at a rate 4 times greater than girls.

▪ Divorced men commit suicide at a rate 10 times greater than divorced women.

▪ Baby boomers have a higher rate of suicide than any other age group.

▪ One out of three successful suicides has made at least one previous attempt.

▪ An attempt made within one year of an unsuccessful attempt is 100 times more likely to be successful than a first attempt.

Stats taken from pin.it/2bsnocob4xetzf