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Suicide is a cry for help, a last resort that you think when nobody is listening, or maybe they are, but they just don’t understand. If you are thinking of suicide, or just depressed, please just take a few minutes to read this, i am not going to lie or sugar coat this: things will… Read More
When talking with my students the other day, another issue they brought up related to why they thought suicide rates were rising was social media and their phones. I have no doubt that they are right. Although I imagine they would not willingly part with their devices, the students do realize that the apps designed… Read More
Suicide is complicated. I don’t believe there is just one factor that causes a person to end his/her life. It’s multi-faceted and I believe that in order to get the pendulum to shift away from the rising rates, our approach needs to be multifaceted,as well. We need to look at the big picture and be… Read More
This is National Suicide Prevention Week. There are many great posts about reaching out to those struggling and at risk, but I want to focus on the “why” behind the spike in the numbers. I’ve made this public should anyone wish to share. Will post several reflections throughout the week. Here goes #1… I’ve been… Read More