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Hi guys. Suicide Prevention Week and Suicide Awareness Day are coming up. The colour of the awareness ribbon is yellow. the colour of the ribbon for gay-teen suicide is white. On this day, we will remember those who survived suicide attempts and those who did not.
I'm sorry for not being more active but I will try my best to be

Suicide Prevention Week : September 9 – 15, 2012

Suicide Prevention Day : September 10, 2012


The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, is hosting World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2012. This year’s theme is “Collaborations in Suicidology: Bridging the Disciplines,” and will focus on raising awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death on a global level. Governments need to develop policy frameworks for national suicide prevention strategies. At the local level, policy statements and research outcomes need to be translated into prevention programs and activities in communities.


Some facts:

Suicide claims approximately 1 million lives worldwide each year, resulting in one suicide every 40 seconds. There is an estimated 10 to 20 suicide attempts per each completed suicide, resulting in several million suicide attempts each year.

Suicide and suicidal behavior affects individuals of all ages, genders, races and religions across the planet.

Risk factors remain essentially the same from country to country. Mental illness, substance abuse, previous suicide attempts, hopelessness, access to lethal means, recent loss of loved ones, unemployment and vulnerability to self-harm are just few examples of risk factors.
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Hi! If you're a new member here and uncertain how to get involved to the group, please head over to aquietbeliefinangels.deviantar… our Welcome Blog and follow the instructions to introduce yourself. It's important that you do so, because if you wish to be an angel and/or have an angel yourself, you need to let me know on there so I can get you in touch with the appropriate member as soon as possible. Also, below, you'll find the Mission of the group and the policies. Make sure you go through both so that we get along just fine! If you still have any questions, feel free to ask me on our home page, and I'll get back to you shortly. Lastly, if ever you have a problem or you're struggling through a tough time, don't hesitate to note me at :iconelena-james:. I'll try my best to reply as soon as possible and help you through.

TO BRING ANGELS TO DA

Edit: Our original founder, prisonerdelalune believed that that "There exists in the darkest of times, a quiet belief in angels." She founded this group based on her belief. And even though she has left dA, the remainder of us refuse to let her vision die.

We all need an angel in our lives, especially when it seems all hope is lost and darkness is all that is left. Each member who joins here will be given the opportunity to become an angel to another member.

What does it mean to be an angel?
An angel can come in any form, in any way. The angels in this group may only be online angels, and their mission is minimalistic but essential: their mission is to love. Each member will get to know the other member by way of introducing themselves and then prolonging contact by sharing anecdotes from their day-to-day life; simple conversation with an angel. If you volunteer to be an angel, you also volunteer to give occasional gifts of love representing your deviant. The mission is to love and be loved

Policies of the group will include:
:bulletred: Stringent avoidance of any harsh words, any labels, any acts of judgment and any critical reception.
:bulletred: Any violation of policy number one will not be tolerated
:bulletred: All artwork contributed will have to be accepted by the founder
:bulletred: Acceptable artwork includes all artwork that is therapeutic, sends out positive messages, is narrative, non-fictional, philosophical, and pertinent to the mission of this club.
:bulletred: Artwork that is not acceptable includes artwork that has not been properly labeled with a mature content warning (if applicable), artwork that is not in any way pertinent to the group mission, artwork symbolizing negativity and hate (exceptions may be made according to the type of content), artwork that is shoddily made and unfit for group submission, and artwork that is in the form of fictional chapter stories with nothing whatsoever to do with the mission.

These policies will be subject to change in the future.

This group is currently on the lookout for:

1. Angels
2. Members who wish to be a part of the group but do not feel ready to be an angel
3. Stamps and artwork
4. Faves

Group Info

"There exists in the darkest of times a quiet belief in angels."

I believe each person has an angel waiting for them, even in the darkest of times. I believe my love has the power to make a change. I believe love is the energy that transforms lives.
I have seen and known pain I would have thought impossible to survive. But I am here, alive.Yet there are thousands of souls everywhere trapped in the darkness. I have one thing to say to them:

Can I be your angel?
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:iconcholie:
cholie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
I know we aren't as active as we used to be but I hope everyone is doing well.
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midnight-writer1031 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Why am I listed as the founder of this group? I did not create the group...im confused....
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The-Orchestra-System Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in case anyone is interested, i run a support forum for survivors of trauma and/or abuse. if anyone would like to join then here's the link: [link]
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cholie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing this with us! :)
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cholie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Hello again!

I'm still around and still here for support.
If anyone needs to talk, feel free to note me and I will give you the information needed to get a hold of me.

I hope everyone is doing well!

Much love,
cholie

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zutarafox44119 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
...I want to be a member but not an angel... (I actually kind of need an angel...) Can I join?
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erukalice Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
My reply appears to be a month late... I can't even find proper words to apologize for that.

This group is open to anyone and everyone! So you can of course join. At the moment, we're sort of... very disorganized and inactive. I actually haven't the slightest clue what's going on, and the whole angel system may have fallen apart. However, if you need to talk at anytime, you can note me personally, and I can be your angel!

~eruka
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zutarafox44119 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
thank you!
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CnHGirl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:rose:Congratulations! You've been featured in :iconwrite-to-live:'s Affiliates Of The Week #18! [link] :rose:
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Morph-Sedation Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011   Writer
Hello!

I really like the concept of this group, I have an angel since 3 years now, a band named Rammstein. Since then I feel like passing on what they gave me, simply help.

I want to be an angel.

I love music, and also any kind of art, I'm really open-minded and I have to prejudice of any kind. So if anyone needs to talk, send me a note I check my dA at least once a day :-)
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