BlogFeaturedInternational DaysWorld Suicide Prevention Day: Peace of Mind

September 10, 2020by Galaxy4Peace0

The flowers that bloom in Spring wither in Fall. They lose the character that once drew their features. Yet as another season unfolds, each petal falls, a quiet tear that descends on the pavement.

Such a transition is mirrored by one person every 40 seconds. Every person who takes their own life leads to 25 people or more who attempt to emulate the same action or start to dwell in thoughts of attempting it. It springs into a domino effect where 135 people become affected, or suffer from intense grief, that amount to 108 million per year.

Suicide forms a variety of ingredients. It may be derived from genetic elements, psychological factors, or social and cultural risks. The background that lies behind their departure is a mystery to be unraveled.

Enlightening ourselves on causes and red flags of suicide equip us in becoming sensitive and sensible to what others undergo. It is through compassion and care that peace can run through their contemplations. As the guardians that uphold the torch of life, our mission encompasses the act of breaking down the stigma that wraps itself around suicide.

The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), together with International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), serves as a reminder to sharpen our instincts in identifying who, even if they are not familiar to you, might be experiencing the first stages of suicide and help them get through the tough times without imposing or acting aggressively. Galaxy4Peace reflects the United Nation’s philosophy as we practice peace and its aftermath to people of all ages, granting a path to pay their knowledge forward to those in need.

The flowers that fade in Fall always come back in Spring. It takes a matter of time, empathy, and understanding to allow them to flourish again to what they once were.

Matthew Burgos is the Graphic Designer and Deputy Editor for Galaxy4Peace. He’s a student journalist for his university’s publication and a news, public affairs, and culture correspondent to various organizations. When not writing, he reads articles on travel, culture, and profiles, or studies law and politics.

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