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Be a Superhero - Suicide Prevention Campaign

"The first semester in my degree program I was assigned to make 3 poster and flyers for a social awareness campaign. I chose a very interesting topic, ‘Suicide Prevention' unlike the common ones like drugs, alcohols etc. because it's more challenging and new to many people, including me.
So after much brainstorming, the accepted concept is 'Be a Superhero'. What’s the relation to suicide ? After researching, I found out that in most cases, people did (not commited, it’s not a crime, please) suicide because they thought that nobody were there for them when they needed them most. Sounds dramatic ? Yeah but that’s the truth. You can’t predict how broken someone could be when they’re depressed and even worse, nobody seems to care much. You can save lives just by listening to depsperate people around you. YES, just by listening you can save their lives like what superheroes do, saving people’s lives.”
Created by Reagan Nism

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While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).               

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I shouldn’t pay attention to things like this but I had to point out a few things.

  • If you’ve heard about Ferguson, Missouri, (or any number of other social injustices) you know that racism is alive and well. The victims of these injustices, if they are still alive, are not well.
  • If you’ve ever heard someone say “kill yourself” as a joke, you know that sensitivity to suicide is nonexistent. It’s been three years since my cousin took his own life and I cringe every time I hear it.
  • If you think that it matters whether or not this is a troll, or if you think that the internet is “not the real world” or “doesn’t count,” you’re wrong. There is no difference whether the words were said aloud, written in a book, or typed on a computer, they still matter.

Words matter. And so should people.

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