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Every day 22 veterans commit suicide.
Former Army Ranger Ted Janis struggles with the suicides of his own friends and affirms the role that veterans can play in helping each other.
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There is Bad, Just as much Good. Lets talk about this.
Recognizing the rise in suicide among African Americans first hand among African Americans, Dr. William M. Young and his wife, Pastor Dianne Young, have accepted the challenge of raising the awareness and promoting the idea that suicide is preventable. Their choice of venue through which to promote this important 21st century concern: the Black Church. The Black Church has become a hub used to promote the importance of physical health over the past ten years, and it has become been a great match, so; the Young’s would like for the church to one day become the hub for delivery of mental health services as well. This concept works because when the church speaks or leads the charge, it removes the stigma and gives greater accessibility.
Additionally, the Young’s recognize that most violent acts in our communities and suicide, in most cases, happen when individual(s) fail to care for themselves emotionally. Since violence and suicide are issues of the heart and soul—mind, feelings and emotions—what greater place to promote life.
Suicide does not discriminated it harrasses all people of all walks of life. Today the Mega Churches especially give that "good feeling sermon" instead of the sermon that KILLS THE DEVILS SCHEMES AND PLANS AGAINST THE REMENANTS. IF you ever get the thoughts of Suicide you must listen to this segment and hear the truth so you can get set free. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE, according to history but today FREEDOM FROM THE DEVIL IS FREE. Tune into this segment and hear what the Lord has to say and what the word of God says about sucide, anxiety and depression.
Join co-hosts Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) as they continue their discussion on suicide and our youth. This week they focus on this very serious topic with an emphasis on pre-high schoolers and will bring into the discussion Marissa Diaz, a school counselor for the New York City Department of Education, Diaz has been working in education since graduating college in 2009. Through teaching, Marissa found that the social and emotional stability of her students was critical for their academic success. She then pursued a Master’s of Education in School Counseling and has been following her passion for student success as a school counselor at the middle school level.
Many people are dealing with depression and suicide. There are many reasons why people want to commit suicide. Some of it is because of issues which seem unbearable to deal with. Some are because issues that may never be known.
Unfortunately, many who suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts succeed in taking their lives. They have made "cries of help", to no avail. Some have taken their lives because they don't want to deal with the despondency any longer and feel that there is no hope, nor will there ever be.
This evening we want to specifically talk about depression and suicide as it relates to a video of a young woman videotaping her "suicide". This young woman was despondent because her boyfriend had been cheating on her and she felt like he didn't want her anymore. Also, she was upset because she was the darkest memeber of her family and people, including her very own family, teased her and made fun of the color of her skin, She couldn't take it anymore so she took several bottles of pill, using Nyquil as the liquid to wash down the pills.
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. Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death; often committed out of despair; attributable to a mental disorder, stress factors and/or Interpersonal relationships. Over one million people die by suicide every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that it is the 13th leading cause of death worldwide and the National Safety Council rates it sixth in the United States It is a leading cause of death among teenagers and adults under 35. Other facto
In 2010, males ages 15 to 19 were nearly four times more likely to commit suicide, six times more likely to be victims of homicide, and eight times more likely to be involved in a firearm-related death than were females of the same age.
Homicide and suicide is the second and third leading causes of death, respectively, among teen’s ages 15 to 19, after unintentional injury In 2010, firearms were the instrument of death in 85 percent of teen homicides and 40 percent of teen suicides.While non-firearm injuries result in death in only one out of every 760 cases, almost one in four youth firearm injuries are fatal.
Although other teens are the perpetrators of many of the homicides of teens below age 18, two-thirds of the murderers are eighteen or older.] Gang involvement has been associated with many teen murders; in 2002, nearly three-quarters of teen homicides were attributed to gang violence. Although school-related homicides receive substantial media attention, in the 2009-10 school years they accounted for about one percent of all child homicides.
Mood disorders, such as depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disease, are major risk factors for suicide among children and adolescents. One study found that more than 90 percent of children and adolescents who committed suicide had some type of mental disorder. Stressful life events and low levels of communication with parents may also be significant risk factors. Female teens are about twice as likely to attempt suicide; however, males are much more likely to actually commit suicide.
Suicide Escape with Mike Bushman
Mike Bushman's newly released book Suicide Escape is a unique combination of novella and memoir in which he shares his deep struggles with teen depression with a character facing those same battles. His goals are: 1) to share what he has learned as he approachs 50 that he wish he knew when he had a knife under his rib cage, 2) to help those suffering from depression realize there is hope, and, 3) to help those around depression and other mental illness sufferers know how to engage in helpful conversation.
Mike will gladly share his experience, talk about the advice given to the teenage character in the book and otherwise do what he can to help lift the stigma associated with mental health.
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