Educate

Over 42,773 Americans die by suicide each year and for every suicide there are 25 attempts. On average there are 117 suicides per day which is approximately one every 13 minutes. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and the 2nd leading cause of death in people aged 15-34. At Angel in the Sky we want to be a supporting environment for individuals to go to seek refuge. Our end goal is to have a facility with a Bread & Breakfast atmosphere with trained psychologists, psychiatrists, spiritual advisors, nutritionists, as well as yoga, music, and art teachers on staff to create a loving place where people considering suicide can go. Until that day we are spreading the word in the community. Going to schools, churches, and businesses to educate people about Suicide awareness & prevention. This topic isn’t one of discussion, and when it is it usually has a negative connotation along with it like the person is weak, flawed, or selfish, but that isn’t the case. The sad truth is 70% of people communicate their intentions before their attempts, but we don’t take them seriously. Unless we start a dialogue and gain knowledge we will never see a change. So we need to spread the word and get people talking! Please remember if you or some one you know is struggling there is help.

Facts & Statistics

  • More women attempt suicide than men
  • Men die 3.5x more often than women by suicide
  • Almost 50% of all suicides include a firearm
  • 70% of people communicate their intentions to others
  • 30% to 40% of people who commit suicide have made previous attempts
  • Substance abuse is said to be involved in half of all suicide cases
  • Approximately 42,773 Americans die by suicide each year
  • A reported 494,169 people visit the hospital with self inflicted injuries
  • Surveys show that about 1 million people actually engage in intentional self harm
  • On average there are 117 suicides per day that is one suicide every 13 minutes
  • It is the 10th leading cause of death in the US
  • The 2nd leading cause of death in people aged 15-34
  • The rate of suicide is highest in middle aged white males
  • 90% of individuals who die from suicide experience mental illness
  • People under age 24 or above age 65 are at a higher risk for suicide
  • About 22 veterans commit suicide a day
  • Suicide happens in places & to people we least expect these feelings don’t discriminate
  • The causes of suicide may include

  • Family history of suicide
  • Trauma or abuse
  • Prolonged stress
  • A recent tragedy or loss
  • Warning signs may include:

  • Feelings of depression, unbearable pain, hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Mood & personality changes
  • Changes in appearance
  • Preoccupation with & talk of death.
  • Loss of interest, withdrawal & being a burden to others.
  • Saying goodbyes, making arrangements & Giving things away
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Note: Above facts and statistics as provided on The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention website.

    Volunteer

    Everybody has a role to play in preventing suicide, and there are many ways you can take part and volunteer. With your help, we can spread awareness about suicide prevention and mental health, and save lives. Read More >

    Educate

    Help bring prevention and education into your community. Learn how to arrange a community-based presentation that coverys the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Read More >

    Donate

    A gift to Angel in the Sky helps fund our mission to save lives and give hope to those affected by suicide. With your support, Angel in the Sky can continue to save lives and provide suicide prevention resources to the public. Read More >

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    Our Mission

    Angel in the Sky is a non-profit organization. Our sole purpose is “Shining a Light on Suicide Awareness” through prevention and education. Whether people are suffering from addiction, mental illness, bullying, etc. “suicide is a permanent fix for a temporary problem”, and is 100% preventable. Not only do we want to help all individuals who have been effected by suicide, but we want to teach people there are healthier, more positive, and productive ways to deal with life’s pains and stresses. We do not want to see suicide claim anymore lives! Read More >

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    About This Event

    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 2331 N.E. 26th Avenue, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062

    We are so excited to be hosting our 3rd annual fundraising event for Suicide Awareness & Prevention. Please join us for our Concert 4 a Cause & Silent Auction! It will be a wonderful evening as we raise awareness and stop the stigma of suicide in our community. We will have some great Silent Auction items. An amazing line up of music by Briana Domenica, The Wolfepack, Patrick Carpenter, Cheetah, and HSB. We hope to see you there!!! Admission $5.00 & Free Child Care will be provided.