Suicide Prevention and Hotline

Crisis Resources
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Survivor Day – AFSP

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If you are having difficulties reach out and talk to those you respect and trust.
There is help available.

A poem I wrote.  I hope placing it here will raise awareness about this serious issue and possibly save lives.  This is a general poem but also applies to dealing with confusion, helping others, prosocial behaviors, loving each other, coping with loss, coping with tragedy,  healing, sorrow, and joy.

Written 2017, For National Survivor Day

National Survivor Day  is November 18th, 2017.

Great Blue’
Poem by Omar Shamsi

The sky isn’t blue.
The grass isn’t green.
The sunlight has no hue.
The youth can’t be seen.
The roses are pale & grey.
I can’t even hear my own screams.
I’m not here but there.
&  I can’t or don’t
remember if there is
a way there or if there
is a back again.

I was held in the arms
of God & Saved.
The sky is a wonderful
sight & breath & feeling.
Suns, Moons, & Stars
Galactic fogs.
The grasses Shine
and like waves…
reeds on water
fields of green,
fields of yellow.
the youth laugh & play.

This poem is dedicated to you and your loved ones.
Those who are living and those who have passed.
And those who know someone or a loved one who has passed from tragic causes.
And those tireless volunteers.

I’m making this page today in support of
National Survivor Day on November 18th, 2017.

There is a light and there are those that are here to listen.