TAKE THE PLEDGE!
“I hereby promise to connect with a friend or family member if I am feeling helpless, isolated, afraid, or suicidal. I vow to also be there for them if they should ever need a friend when they are feeling hopeless and down.”
*By taking the pledge and providing your email we will send you resources, exercises, and inspiration to increase your mental well-being. This also assists in measuring the impact of this campaign for future funding and support to continue growing this important work*
THE PLEDGE FOR LIFE GLOBAL GOAL is to encourage people everywhere to take the pledge with a loved one and share the video or website in their social networks. Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day is on September 10 which directly precedes our yearly campaign for International day of Peace. We see a direct relationship between peace within and peace between individuals/nations and mental health. Your pledge matters!
THE BEAUTY OF HUMANITY is that we all have the OPPORTUNITY to be there for one another in times of need. When the pain of life is overwhelming we can lose sight of the impact our actions have on those we love. Sometimes just taking the time to talk with someone who loves us is enough to weather out the storm.
CONNECTING, LISTENING, AND BREATHING TOGETHER can reset the nervous system and bring a deep sense of peace. A simple phone call to say hello or even goodbye can make all the difference in the world!
WE AIM to Shine Light on Suicide, Depression, and Mental Health Issues because these are part of our shared human experience. The specific goal of this campaign is to get people to TAKE and SHARE THE PLEDGE. We believe that it has the potential of saving lives. Together we can prevent unnecessary suffering through deepening our connections with loved ones. We wish to collaborate with all who are committed to preventing suicide.
MOST OF US HAVE KNOWN SOMEONE WHO HAS TAKEN THEIR OWN LIFE. Globally 800,000 people die from suicide every year. That’s 2191 a day, or 91 people an hour! Suicide may be the end for one individual but it leaves a deep trauma for the families, friends, and community that is left behind. There are hundreds of Suicide Prevention organizations. Hundreds of thousands of therapists, counselors, social workers, and doctors are available to work with anyone at risk of committing suicide. Take action today and you will have an exponential impact on the world around you. Share this website or this article and take the pledge with someone you love today!
If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation or thoughts of suicide, in addition to reaching out and connecting with them, please consider using these readily available resources below:
CALL NATIONAL HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255
Rage and Sorrow: Paths to Compassion, Peace, and Power
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Know the Signs, Find the Words, Reach Out!
Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens:
American Association of Suicidology:
Suicide Prevention Resource Center:
Wikipedia World Suicide Prevention Day Information:
Stop a Suicide Today!
Take 5 to Save Lives:
The Jason Foundation:
World Health Organization:
JED Protecting Emotional Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Mental Health America:
The Kim Foundation:
Treatment Advocacy Center:
Utah Suicide Prevention:
To Write Love on Her Arms:
You Cannot be Replaced:
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions:
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program:
Youth Suicide Prevention:
Lifeline Crisis Support:
22 Warriors Foundation:
Project 23 to 0:
Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, More Speak Out to Break Stigmas:
Celebrities Who Talk About Mental Health:
Celebrities Who Give Back:
Celebrities Talk Suicide Prevention: