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Once every minute someone tries to commit suicide Sixty or seventy times a day these attempts succeed Earl A Grollman Suicide Prevention Intervention Postvention Boston Beacon Press 1988 p4 Unlike what many want to believe suicide can happen to anyone regardless of race age or sex News reports books and the internet all point in the same direction We are undergoing a breakdown in our social roles and suicide is the result The first ever recorded talk of suicide was in 2000 BC when a man says that his life is filled with pain and suffering and he is contemplating taking his own life Although attitudes toward suicide have changed over the years it has not ceased to happen The first suicide prevention Centre didnt come until almost 4000 years later In 1774 England created the first Centre to try to prevent attempted suicides Suicide prevention isnt happening until its too late One high school in a small town in Quebec had four suicides in seven weeks After these had happened the school invited parents in to discuss suicide prevention CTV News 1100 pm January 6 1997 These might have been able to be prevented if communities would assume their roles and discuss it on a regular basis and not have suicide be a word that is whispered but never spoken The myth that those who talk about suicide will never actually go through with it is completely false Most people who do kill themselves give some sort of clue before doing so It may be something very subtle such as I wonder where my father keeps his gun or they might just come right out and say I would rather die then go on living this way What ever it is everyone should know how to recognize when someone is feeling suicidal and get help to them right away Suicide can be
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