Suicide Prevention Day

September 12, 2016
Dean Clifford

Saturday the 10th of September (just a few days ago) was World Suicide Prevention Day.
It seemed to come and go without much media coverage or response. Which surprised me as we all know that mental health issues are becoming an alarming issue in this day and age.

Statistics say that ever 40seconds someone tragically takes their own life in the world. That’s shocking.
I think just about everyone knows somebody that has struggle with a mental health issue at some point in there life.
My best friend sadly took his own life just a few years ago and it is still something that upsets and saddens me to this very day and will so for the remainder of my life.

Everyone has struggles in there life. Know that you are not alone. I myself very recently have had issues with bullies in my life. To such an extent that I now no longer associate with some people who were once close to me. Simply because I do not need to be around negative people or people who thrive on putting others down for their own enjoyment or self esteem.
I talk about it a lot in most of my presentations. The need to surround yourself with positive people and eliminate negative people in your life is something that I hole heartedly believe in. It’s not just words to me. I live and breath it. Was it easy? No. Definitely not.
But sometimes for your own health and well being, things must be done.

I am thrilled that my story and my presentations over the years have had such a positive impact on people and helped many people change their lives for the better. It is an enormous privilege to receive so many emails and reports back from people who have said that my key philosophies and tools that I use to stay strong have had a positive life changing effect on so many people.

My goal in life is to continue to share my story with as many people as possible and inspire everyone I come in contact with.

But remember if you are struggling with anything at all. Do not be afraid to reach out and ask for help. There are plenty of services out there and plenty of people that are more then willing to help guide you out of any dark place. Just reach out and ask and I am sure you will find plenty of people willing to help.

This blog was written to honour my best mate who is never far from my mind.

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