“Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world,” according to a 2014 World Health Organization report. That’s 800,000 people each year. The Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention estimates that in my own country of Canada today,
11 people will end their lives by suicide.
210 others will attempt to end their lives.
77-110 people will become newly bereaved by suicide.
Suicide is an issue I am familiar with, and wrote about in my book, Hope for Wholeness: The Spiritual Path to Freedom from Depression.
Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, I am sharing some excerpts from Hope for Wholeness on the topic of suicide. Continue reading “Suicide prevention…because you have the right to life”