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Suicide takes the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans every year. Many who attempt suicide never seek professional care. There are twice as many deaths due to suicide than HIV/AIDS. Between 1952 and 1995, suicide in young adults nearly tripled. Over half of all suicides occur in adult men, ages 25-65.
For young people 15-24 years old, suicide is the second leading cause of death. Suicide rates among the elderly are highest for those who are divorced or widowed. 80% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully.15% of those who are clinically depressed die by suicide. There are an estimated 8 to 25 attempted suicides to 1 completion. The highest suicide rate is among men over 85 years old: 65 per 100,000 persons.
1 in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 die by suicide each year.
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?This week's episode of 1, 2, Many: Veteran Suicide features a Navy veteran that explains to us what it's like to respond to a suicide crisis. The images he describes are very graphic and his thoughts on being a "burden" may be considered insensitive, but I think his perspective and experience are worth sharing.
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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Hashtags are made, inspiring pictures are shared, and hope is strong. On this day, we come together as a society and recognize that suicide is a serious issue.
On a day that my efforts are especially recognized, I still know the suicide I’m trying hardest to prevent is my own.
Much like an alcoholic, I still identify myself as someone with a problem. I still admit I’m at risk for suicidal behavior. I haven’t attempted suicide in nearly a decade. I haven’t felt the urge to end my life in a few years. I’ve quickly addressed and pushed through my spurts of depression. Yet, I recognize that deep in my psyche, there’s a risk.
I’ve recently become anxious about this risk as I look towards the future. I hope to graduate from American University in May. People ask me, “What will you do when you graduate” or “do you have a job lined up?” Even worse, they tell me, “I know you’ll do great things.”
This is tough to hear because it sounds a lot like the commentary I received as I exited the Marine Corps. I felt like I was set up for success. I had money in the bank, I had an impressive resume, and I had an plan of what I wanted to do. Or, so I thought. Like many veterans, I fell flat on my face.
Almost a year after I left the military I had lost my savings, only found jobs I didn’t like, and naturally became depressed. The year following that found me in debt, leaving a mutually disappointing relationship, and practically homeless.
I was in a very dark place...
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My name is Timothy Lawson. I'm a student here at American University, a Marine Corps veteran and a survivor of my own suicide attempt.
I first pondered suicide as a teenager. I daydreamed of taking my own life and how the people around me would respond, but I didn't attempt.
Early in my military career I took leave to go back home and visit friends. At the time, I was already struggling with emotional health. One night, while I was home, I was feeling guilt, shame, and lack of hope about several things in my life. I was depressed. I panicked. I went to the medicine cabinet and grabbed the first prescription bottle I could find and chased it with a bottle of beer. I didn't even bother to look at the label. I just downed the pills and went to my room. I laid there on my bed not knowing if I'd wake up. Fortunately, the next morning, I extremely sick. But sick was better than dead, and I knew I how fortunate I was to still have a heart beat...
Kevin Hines, author of 'Cracked not Broken' joins me today to talk about his advocacy for suicide prevention and awareness as well as to promote his new film being released shortly.
Suicide: The Ripple Effect
A #Film about the devastating effect caused by suicide, and the powerful, positive ripple effect caused by hope that can help people heal & stay alive!
Ways to help the #Campaign
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
1-Promote link to indiegogo film funding page online: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube...etc.
Here is our new Teaser Trailer from our forthcoming film, Suicide:The Ripple Effect...Enjoy, tweet, retweet, Like, & Share
HELP FUND THE FILM
2-Contribute any amount...literally any amount on or after the launch, Nov 1, new link to come for that page. I will send you the link on the day of our launch November 1
GET FAMILY INVOLVED
3-Share link to the page I will provide with family and friends so they can share with more friends.
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When I started this project a year ago, I decided to share my story first. The first episode released featured myself and John Lee Dumas. John interviewed me on my suicide attempt and the suicide ideation I experienced throughout life.
I think its time for me to be brutally honest with myself and my followers.
I still contemplate suicide.
It has been several years since I stepped to the ledge. I'm confident when I say I currently do not feel the desire to kill myself. I do think about it, though...
Margy Agar has returned to the 1, 2, Many Project to share new information she's learned about her daughter's suicide.
Margy first appeared on the podcast last summer and told us about how her daughter was bullied during her time in the military.
If you have not heard that episode, you can listen to it here:
If you would like to follow Margy's efforts and her activist campaign, you can reach her on Twitter: @BOSSYtxmar55
Thank you for taking the time to listen and for reassuring my guests that their stories matter.
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The five stages of normal grief that were first proposed by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross* in her 1969 book On Death and Dying are:
denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
They are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost.They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. Not everyone goes through all of them or in a prescribed order. Our hope is that with these stages comes the knowledge of grief ‘s terrain, making us better equipped to cope with life and loss.
At times, people in grief will often report more stages. Just remember your grief is an unique as you are.
* Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross earned a place as the best-loved and most-respected authority on the subjects of death and dying. Through her many books, and her years working with terminally ill children, AIDS patients, and the elderly,Dr. Kubler-Ross brought comfort and understanding to millions coping with their own deaths or the death of a loved one. Her books have been translated into 27 languages. She passed away in 2004 at the age of 78. Before her death, she and David Kessler completed work on their second collaboration, On Grief and Grieving.
Prayer with the Prophets!
Let's pray like: Jesus, King David, Daniel, Prophetess Anna, Paul and Silas and you!
Luke 18:1 (KJV)
1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
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