WHO: Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide
Each death is a tragedy that has long-lasting effects on those left behind.
Stigma, particularly surrounding mental disorders and suicide, means many people thinking of taking their own life are not seeking help, which means they are not getting the support they need.
Here are some warning signs that someone may be seriously thinking about suicide:
Threatening to kill oneself.
Saying things like “No one will miss me when I am gone.”
Looking for ways to kill oneself, such as seeking access to pesticides, firearms or medication, or browsing the internet for suicide methods.
Saying good-bye to close family members and friends or giving away of valued possessions.
It is important to know who your alcoholic problem affects your children so as an alcoholic or the child of an alcoholic, you should ask for help because you are supported.