Monday is National Suicide Awareness Day
Many supporters of the "To Write Love on her Arms" movement have joined in the fight of preventing suicide.
As you wake up on Monday and check Facebook for the first time, look for those photos of teens--mostly young girls who go against the traditional fads and fashions--with writing on their arms. These aren't your typical Facebook self-portraits (think cell phone in a bathroom mirror). No, these teens are leading the fight against something much darker.
Monday is National Suicide Prevention Day, a homage to the thousands of people who kill themselves annually from the hardships of depression.
And the stats are shocking: More than 3,000 people commit suicide each year in the US, according to the World Health Organization.
If you look at that statistic globally, it becomes more than 100,000 each year or one death every 40 seconds.
To Write Love on Her Arms, a movement to raise awareness of suicides, is particularly popular with teenagers. To Write Love On Her Arms focuses on a faith-based approach to treating depression and preventing suicide.
Patch asks: Are you doing anything for National Suicide Prevention Day?