Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. This is one person every 40 seconds. Suicidal attempts are also very large in number. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 years old globally.
Suicide is a global phenomenon; in fact, 78% of suicides occurred in low- and middle-income countries in 2015. Suicide accounted for 1.4% of all deaths worldwide, making it the 17th leading cause of death in 2015. Effective and evidence-based interventions can be implemented at population, sub-population and individual levels to prevent suicide and suicide attempts.
There are indications that for each adult who died of suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide. (Who.int)
A recent post of a girl who committed suicide due to depression went viral because a certain page triggered her to end her life. Upon knowing this tragic news, we gathered some data and find various pages that can possibly combat and oppose pages that promote suicide. We believe that if that girl or any of those who committed suicide saw just one of these pages, they will probably bestill breathing at this very moment.
Here are the top 4 pages that will really help you (or your friends) overcome depression:
1. I’m So Blessed Daily (3.6M Likes)
I’m So Blessed Daily aims to spread good news daily in every phase of life. God used this page mightily in bringing heaven on earth. A lot of people received Jesus as their Lord and Savior, many live are transformed, and debts are paid.
2. Relentless Woman (271K Likes)
Relentless Woman intends to empower women through reminding them the power of the Holy Spirit that resides within them. A lot of women were inspired and motivated by this page to pursue the calling and purposes of God in their lives. They now stand to make a difference and instill to a lot of people how to stand brave, courageous, and embrace their identity as a living Proverbs 31 type of woman.
3. You’re Worthy (231K Likes)
You’re Worthy envisions a world wherein people who live in it know who they are in Christ and that Jesus Christ died for them and they are worth dying for. It aims to bring back the identity of each believer in Christ and encourages people to know God in a special and intimate way. This page received a lot of testimonies about committing suicide but didn’t happen upon seeing the posts in this page. People received Jesus as their Lord and Savior, hopeless people learned to have faith, and family relationships have been restored.
4. Faith Insider (257K Likes)
Faith Insider aims to encourage believers to be affectionate to one another with brotherly love, to stay fervent in spirit, to serve the Lord rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, and continuing steadfastly in prayer. It emphasizes the joy of having a relationship with God than following mere norms and religion.
Depression isn’t something we can just push away. It is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It is happening to a dangerous number of teenagers worldwide, a statistics that is increasing every year. Depression isn’t obvious when we’re walking on the streets or the hallway, but simply open your laptops and smartphones, and with one Google search you’ll be blown away with what you will see. It is the 2nd largest cause of death among teenagers in America.
But why are we not doing more to prevent this?
You can save a life. Behind every Facebook account, behind every smartphone is a person who needs Jesus, a soul that needs saving.
We are so blessed to live in a society where our voices are heard. Let’s use all means necessary in spreading the good news and save lives from the depths of hell. This is a warfare. You are one of the soldiers. You are more than conqueror in Christ and use that power vested in you for the furtherance of the gospel. God gave His life to save people from hell, so should we.
11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.