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September 10, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day: Get Involved

Every year, about 800,000 people all over the world commit suicide, with one person taking their life every 40 seconds. Many of these people do so with little explanation or none at all, leaving their loved ones grief-stricken and confused. Others would feel guilty, thinking that they could have done something to prevent the tragedy if only they had acknowledged the apparent signs of depression or self-harming behavior of their loved ones.

This 10th of September, we invite you to take part in the global movement to prevent suicide. Help spread awareness in your community, educate yourself, and reach out to those battling depression and other mental disorders before it’s too late. It’s World Suicide Prevention Day.

Although suicide has been claiming so many lives, it’s actually the most preventable type of death. As long as we take time to extend our helping hands and lend our ears to troubled individuals, including young children, we can make a difference. Of course, we can’t leave out the fact that counseling, psychotherapy, and other intervention programs play a huge part in saving the lives and restoring the mental health of these individuals.

What Happens on World Suicide Prevention Day?

On this day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to team up with the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) to promote the event in all parts of the globe. Conferences, lectures, and seminars are usually held to educate the public on the early warning signs of suicide and what they can do to help.

Some communities would hold candlelight ceremonies or memorial services to remember those who died from suicide. Others would organize cultural or social events to spread awareness of the problem. Mental health professionals, social workers, and school counselors would work together to hold seminars on suicide and depression awareness.

Do Your Part

If you know a friend or colleague who’s currently going through a rough patch in life or anyone who feels like there’s no more hope left for them, make sure to let them know that you’re always there to listen and help them. Most of the time, talking to someone who genuinely cares is just what a depressed person needs. Remind them that they’re not alone and that they have their family and friends who love them.

You can also tell them about National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a suicide hotline network which is open 24/7 across the nation. Once you dial 1-800-273-TALK(8225), you’ll be connected to a nearby certified crisis center.

Reach Out to Our Emotionally Troubled Veterans

Every day, at least 20 veterans take their own lives, according to the latest VA report on suicide. Veterans have a 41 to 61% higher risk of suicide than civilians while their rate of depression is five times higher than nonveterans.

Most of those veterans who took their own lives were sufferers of PTSD, with some having expressed their loss of hope for survival.

You can do something to reach out and turn around the lives of our struggling veterans. All you have to do is to donate any unwanted vehicle to Veteran Car Donations.

For years, it has always been our mission to provide our former military members the good life that they deserve. Following their separation from the service, many of them remain unemployed, financially struggling, and homeless even as they have to deal with their service-connected disabilities and mental disorders. To make it worse, many of them resort to substance abuse and self-destructive behaviors, including suicide.

That’s why we are here. We sell via auction all vehicles donated to us and use the proceeds to support the programs and services being provided by our charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations cater to all needy veterans and their families, providing them with essential medical care, shelter, food, mental health services, employment opportunities, job training, education scholarships, and many other benefits.

With your donated vehicle, you can make it possible for our heroes to enjoy civilian life once again.

In return for your charitable contribution, you will receive from us a 100% tax-deductible receipt following the sale of your donated vehicle. This receipt will entitle you to claim a top tax deduction in the next tax season. Moreover, you’ll also get to enjoy our free pickup and towing services and our quick, convenient, and no-paperwork donation process.

What are you waiting for? Fill out our online donation form or call us at 877-594-5822 right now to get started with your vehicle donation. It doesn’t matter if you’re donating a vehicle that’s no longer in good shape because we accept nearly all kinds and types of vehicles. You can also make your donation wherever you are in the United States since we have vehicle donation programs in all 50 states.

If you have questions about our vehicle donation program, feel free to send us a message online or call us at our toll-free hotline. For more information, visit our FAQs page.

A Day to Show Your Gratitude to Our Vets

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day this September 10, show your gratitude to our nation’s heroes for what they have done for our sake — defending our liberties and protecting our security. Call us at 877-594-5822 and show them your gratitude for their service with your car donation.

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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