Suicide Prevention

Death is one of life’s most traumatic experiences.  It often begs the questions how and why?  Many times such questions are better left unanswered especially when the answer is suicide. Suicide is the 11th cause of death in the US, statistically speaking, but suicide is so much more than just a number. The effect of the whole act of attempting to take your own life and/or succeeding does not just involve you. Your friends, family, and community suffer immensely thereafter. As a community service organization, Omicron Epsilon Pi Sorority Incorporate is committed to educating our community on suicide prevention, and ultimately aide in the elimination of this problem as a whole. We are involved in suicide prevention programs across the nation and will participate in Suicide week yearly in an effort to broaden the knowledge of within our community.

Suicide is a societal problem that does not pick its victims based on class, race sexual orientation, wealth, or any other societal dividing factor. In the past, majority of the statistics formed were based on the biasness of the writer. No real clinical data has been able to clearly link sexual orientation to increased risk of suicide. Until we work together and solve this ever growing problem, we will continue to loose more than 80 Americans a day. Clear, concise, unbiased data needs to be formed in order to make an effective suicide awareness program.  Everyone needs to be aware of suicide and suicide prevention, not just a select group of “high risk individuals”.  It is our duty to save each other, just like it our right to live life to the fullest.

We the women of Omicron Epsilon Pi Sorority Inc. have made it our duty to become educators on suicide prevention We, however, cannot do it alone.  Here are a few links to help you gain more information on the problem, and become a part of the solution.

www.parentingteens.about.com/cs/gayteens/gayyouthsuicide

www.afsp.org

www.suicidology.org

www.cdc.gov

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