Let’s Talk About It -Why Talking About Suicide Saves Lives — The Dopamine Queen

80% of people who attempt suicide tell someone first. That means we failed 80% of people that attempt suicide. 80% is way too many. 80% is sobering. 80% proves it’s not “attention seeking,” but a desperate cry for help that could save lives. So what can we do? Once someone shares their suicidal thoughts they […]

via Let’s Talk About It -Why Talking About Suicide Saves Lives — The Dopamine Queen.

After seeing her post, https://dopaminequeen.com/2019/05/10/how-to-explain-a-suicide-to-a-child/, I felt a burden to post about suicide. I am not suicidal, but have lost family and friends to suicide. I have experienced the depths of feeling and thinking about suicide over the decades. I was struggling with how to post about it until I saw her post about talking about suicide.

While many will talk to somebody about suicide, some don’t. Those are the ones where a family member or friend may be able to pick up on subtle clues that a person is giving off that can be missed by others.

My suggestion is if anyone is having suicidal thoughts or feelings, please talk to somebody.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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