JD Schramm gives a compassionate TED talk about someone he knew well who attempted suicide and lived to talk about it.
The most straight up and comprehensive resource addressing suicide for the layperson that I’ve come across.
An informative and helpful organization, the American Association of Suicidology’s efforts include compile, develop, evaluate and disseminate accurate information about suicidal behaviors to the public.
May they be successful. May we each help as we can.
The most straight up, comprehensive discussion on suicide I’ve ever heard.
Suicide attempt survivor David Webb, author of Thinking About Suicide: Contemplating and Comprehending the Urge to Die, discusses how speaking openly about suicidal feelings, rather than reacting with panic and fear, is the best form of suicide prevention.
There are way too many stories like this. We all should really know this.
What am I doing about it? I’m talking about it. As loudly as I can. I know it’s difficult for most to mention this topic, let alone post about it under their real name on the web. Some of us can do that.
We all can reach out more to those around us – somehow. How can you?
This is the most down to earth approach I’ve ever heard of for talking with someone who’s feeling suicidal.
I can imagine this approach being helpful for some … many? I know when I have felt very low, I have wanted to talk with someone who could talk about what the low was about, not have them tell me that I shouldn’t feel low.
Or sometimes they say go help someone else or go join a cause and make your life worth something. Those just aren’t helpful. It’s as if my legs are dangling half severed from my body and the person is saying just walk and you’ll be fine. Or go carry stuff for someone else and you’ll get better.
Community walk to bring about awareness about suicide