I was allotted an opportunity to share my story with Cherri Gregg, Community Affairs Reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060 as a suicide attempt survivor. Click play to listen above.
There are an average of 123 suicides each day. It's the 10th leading cause of death - 2nd leading for people ages 25-34 and 3rd leading for ages 15-24 in America.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. National Suicide Prevention Week began in the U.S. on Sunday, September 8 and ended on Saturday, September 14th. The campaign helps to educate and engage health professionals and the public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide.
Resources are available for veterans with PTSD. If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or call 911 immediately.
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Aleechea Pitts wrote her first book at the age of 34. Her second book, The Stronghold of Homosexuality involves her story which is currently being revised. Aleechea is the author of 3 books and a sought after Christian speaker.