“Like a lotus flower we have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of darkness and radiate the world.”
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major public heath concern. It’s the second leading cause of death for those aged 10-34, and fourth among those aged 35-64. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released numbers in January 2020 showing 48,344 people died by suicide in 2018, up from 47,173 the year before. While the percentage increase was small, the rise in deaths over the past twenty years has been dramatic (the suicide rate has increased 35%).
On average, 123 Americans die by suicide each day. There is one death by suicide in the US every 12 minutes. These are staggering numbers and, as a society, we have to step up. To work towards preventing suicide, we must reduce the stigma of mental health, raise public awareness about suicide, and provide resources for those who could be or have been affected by it. We need to navigate these challenges together. Together, we can bring change!
Collaborator: Metro NY DBT Center, PC
Charity: American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Collaboration Event: Peloton Class, Sunday, May 2nd at 12:00 EST
Because physical fitness is an integral part of mental fitness, Metro NY DBT Center is excited to sponsor the #lifeworthliving ride, a 30-minute Peloton class, to help those who suffer from suicidal ideation and urges. The event will be held on May 2, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit www.suicidology.org
As some people may not be interested in a Peloton session, or may not have access to Peloton equipment, people are encouraged to participate in any physical activity, such as walking, running or cycling, during the 30 minute class.
If you purchase apparel designed by Cauzwear for the #lifeworthliving ride, Cauzwear will donate 100% of its profits from such purchase, through the day of the Peloton class, to the American Association of Suicidology.
Metro NY DBT Center is an out-patient group practice, with offices in New York and New Jersey, specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and adults. Research has shown that DBT, an evidenced based psychotherapy, can significantly improve symptoms of mood disorders, borderline personality disorder and suicidal ideation. Emotion regulation, one of the many skills taught in DBT, targets reducing vulnerability of suicidal urges by increasing physical activity.
American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is the world’s largest membership-based suicide prevention organization. AAS promotes the research of suicide and its prevention, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center professionals, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of laypersons who have in interest in suicide prevention.