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Certified Integrated Transformational Life Coaches Vicy Wilkinson and Ingrid Sthare talk with listeners about things that are difficult and very uncomfortable to discuss as part of a series called Stuff That's Hard To Discuss. This first episode is about a subject that is very personal for both coaches, especially since one of their areas of expertise is helping people recover from huge losses and to actively engage in the grieving process, and they themselves have had a lot to grieve during the past year. This episode shares information, tools, personal experiences with being a "survivor of suicide," and avenues of assistance for people suffering from depression and illness that can lead to suicidal thoughts, ideations, and actions, and for people who are grieving the loss of someone who has taken his or her own life.
You can find more about Ingrid and Vicy, and Complete Life Coaching's programs and services, including a group course for grief and loss called "Empowered Recovery: Losing Someone Else and Finding YourSELF" at the website: www.CompleteLifeCoaching.com.
Thank you for being courageous enough to talk about Stuff That's Hard To Discuss.
DISCLAIMER: Complete Life Coaching, Ingrid Sthare, and Vicy Wilkinson offer coaching services and help with long-term recovery, change, and goal setting. No person affiliated with this organization is a physician or mental health provider, and should not be used, substitued, or consulted as such.
Continued discussion on the Silent Epidemic "Suicide"
For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death.
For college age youth (ages 18-22), suicide is the 3rd leading casue of death.
Over-all, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-24.
(2011 CDC WISQARS)
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An increase in the rate of suicides around the holidays is unfortunate myth, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, the month of December actually boasts the lowest rate of suicides for the entire year.
It seems that the media has perpetuated this holiday suicide myth, according to The Annenberg Public Policy Center. Researchers from the center analyzed articles over the last 10 years and found that 40% of the articles continued to report the incorrect myth, even though national statistics clearly show the opposite trend.
It is important to remember that while suicide rates may be lower during the holiday months, suicides in children still occur. If you believe that your child is suicidal or thinking about harming herself, it is important to seek immediate treatment.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-799-4TTY)
If you're gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans* call 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
If you're a veteran call 800-273-TALK and press 1
If you're a teenager call Covenant House Nine Line at 1-800-999-9999
Telephone Counseling www.Advicecare.com 1-800-679-4031
Staying Alive Sponsored by www.AdviceCare.com - email us: StayingAlive4U@Outlook.com
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Join us as we discuss the issues people face with depression, mental health, suicide, and how we can assist those with suicidal thoughts.
If you or someone you know is suffering with depression of any kind please, please, please TALK, LISTEN, SAVE A LIFE. Or direct them to someone who can help.
The National Suicide Hotline: No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
My mother committed suicide when I was 16. Obviouslly, this impacted my life tremendously.
The foundation of suicide is a sense of despair and deep hoplesness; a feeling of "it will never get better".
There are many building blocks on top of that sense of despair: low self esteem, self-hatred, depression, etc.
Sometimes, people commit an act of spontaneous suicide ending their life quickly and sometimes they commit slow suicide each day over the period of many years by repeated bad choices.
My prayer is that no matter how bad you may see your life TODAY, that you would find HOPE for tomorrow and start a new life!