Order of the Day against suicide, 22nd of Floreal, Year X [12th of May 1802]



« For the Honour of France, for the sacred interests of Humanity »

(Napoleon the Great, 17th of Ventôse Year VIII – Saturday 8th March 1800)


The order of the day of the 22nd of Floreal Year X, the text of which follows below, was intended particularly for the predecessors of the Republican Guard, and to the military in general. But, the people being one, and soldiers, as Napoleon the Great has never ceased to remind us, being the children of citizens, it is intended for all, civil or military.

Depression is a serious illness that must be taken seriously, for it leads to suicide, breaks lives, tears families apart and deprives human beings of their most fundamental right to happiness. But there exist, surrounding suicide, as with many illnesses which undermine all of society as a whole, prejudices and taboos that yet prevent too many people in the grip of despair from seeking – or from asking for – the help of their neighbour. Thus, on this 12th of May 2015, faithful to the principles that the Emperor has bequeathed to us, we add to this useful and salutary order of the day, useful and salutary numbers and addresses. And we recall these words of Napoleon the Great, which constitute, in a nutshell, the principle which all those who fight depression and suicide have made their own :

« When you know your ills of the spirit, you must know how to treat your soul as you would treat your arm or your leg ».

Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th November 1816, Mémorial of Saint Helena.

Paul-Napoleon Calland

President of the Bonapartist Movement


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Mainly for anxiety : 9:30am – 5:30pm – 08444 775 774



The Samaritans website, United States of America 


National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Call Center: 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863

HopeLine Call or text 919-231-4525 or 1-877-235-4525 https://www.hopeline-nc.org

The Trevor Project (LGBT Youth crisis helpline)



Johnny Benjamin



Saint-Cloud, 22nd of Floreal, Year X [12th of May 1802]

The grenadier Gobain has committed suicide for reasons of love. He was a very-good subject besides; his is the second event of this nature which has happened to the corps this month. The First Consul orders that it be put in the regulations of the Guard, that a soldier must know to overcome the pain and the melancholy of passions; that there is as much true courage to suffer with constancy the sorrow of the heart as to remain fixed and motionless under the grapeshot of a battery. To give yourself up to sorrow without resisting, to take your own life to withdraw from it, is to give up the battlefield before you have vanquished.




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