The following blog is from Nami.org. TMS Solutions felt it was appropriate to share as this week (September 9-15th) is National Suicide Prevention Week.
This blog has several resources and great insight to assist those who have been affected by suicide.
“A suicide is like a pebble in a pond. The waves ripple outward.”
Many years ago, my colleague Ken Norton, LICSW, director of NAMI New Hampshire, shared this quote, and it has stuck with me. Visually, when you see a pebble drop into a pond, it’s something small that makes a big impact.
The first “waves,” close by, are big, and as they move outward, they get smaller and smaller. The reach of the pebble’s waves is much greater than the size of the pebble itself.