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Both Sides of the Bridge

Some people may not realize that suicide is such a common cause of death. (In fact, it is the tenth leading cause of death.) Some statistics show that one person passed every eleven minutes due to committing suicide, which was stated by the CDC in their statistics for 2019. That’s 13.93 people per 100,000! On average, that’s 130 suicides per day. In 2020, that number of deaths fell only 5%. Remind you, that is in the United States alone. In the world, 703,000 people take their own lives every year. Considering that, that means that about 700,000 families are dealing with the loss of a loved one every year as well, due to suicide.

Taking this shocking information into consideration, what do we do about it?

There are websites and phone numbers that you can utilize to connect with someone about your current situation when you feel like taking your own life, which I will add links to below. There are also places you can go when you have lost someone to suicide. These places, websites, and phone numbers may be less known because they really aren’t advertised as much unless you are looking for them specifically. I will also add links to some of those below.

The reality of this is absolutely stunning. When I lost a loved one to suicide several years ago, I didn’t know there were places like this. Of course, back then, the internet wasn’t quite as it is today. Now, you can google pretty much anything you want to know.

However, there is one thing you can’t google; how to get rid of the pain and the rage that comes along with the loss.

On one side: pain, agony, and anguish are the constant nag during everyday life, and it feels like there is no out for you besides the permanent solution of ending it all. There is also the side of the bridge that some don’t consider, the side that remains among the living with the constant pain of losing someone who felt like there was no solution. This website was designed to help both sides of the bridge.

Here, we are trying to build a community of both sides to help both sides understand and rise above; help both sides find hope and light in the darkness. We all have our own experiences, our own trials but we all want the same things. We all want to know why and how. Why is this happening and how do we stop it.

Below you will find some links, as I had mentioned before, to some places that may help either side of the bridge. Please reach out, whether it is to Dennis here on Misfire, to someone in the links below, or even to someone else, before you consider committing to a solution that not only is able to take away your ability to change your life for the better but could change someone else’s in the worst way possible.

Please remember: your story isn’t over yet.

Links for Suicide Prevention:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline



National Suicide Prevention Helpline- UK




What happens when you text 741741?

Text BRAVE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 and a trained crisis counselor will receive it, which will then respond within minutes. Afterward, the crisis counselor will help you de-escalate your situation and connect you to help in your area.


International Suicide Prevention Resource


Links for Grieving the Loss:




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