As International Survivors of Suicide Day is approaching this November 17, it’s important to remember to talk to your loved ones about this subject. According to Forefront Suicide Prevention, in Washington State alone suicide was the eighth leading cause of death affecting 1,131 individuals in 2016. Washington Says No More stands with family, friends and anyone affected by suicide.

As hundreds gather around the globe to support those who have been affected by suicide loss it is essential to show support to your loved ones, especially survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Things to remember if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts: 

  • There is help. 
  • Resources are everywhere. 
  • Healing takes time. Be gentle with your journey. 
  • All grieving processes are different. 
  • Don’t be ashamed. 
  • You are valued, loved and needed in this world.

Thousands are affected by suicide each year and WA Says No More continues to support those who are dealing with suicidal thoughts or have been affected by suicide in any aspect of their life. 

Washington State has multiple resources that you can turn to if you or a loved one are dealing with suicide or suicidal thoughts: