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Suicide Epidemic: What Can YOU Do? …on Read My Lips Radio with Bonnie D. Graham

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Read My Lips host akaRadioRed brings you lively, unscripted, spontaneous, non-canned interviews with interesting authors on a range of topics. Listen LIVE on Mondays 7-8 pm/Eastern or anytime on-demand.

Topic: Suicide has reached such epidemic proportions that we all know someone affected by suicide – and we all have a part to play in reaching out to save lives.

The epidemic: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 800,000 people die by suicide each year –  more than annual deaths due to war and homicide combined. World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 creates awareness of our role in providing support to the vulnerable, at-risk people we know or may meet.

Our expert: Adele McDowell, Ph.D is a practicing psychotherapist and former crisis hot-line responder, with 30+ years of experience helping people find hope and balance in the face of crisis, trauma and grief. She is the author of Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort (White Flowers Press, 2015). "Reaching out to anyone who feels disconnected or is struggling can be a life-saving act."

On READ MY LIPS today: Dr. McDowell will discuss…

  • Suicide risk factors and how to spot them
  • Fact or Myth: More suicides occur around Christmas? Women are more prone than men?
  • Ways to engage non-judgmentally with someone who needs support
  • Where to find professional services and ensure appropriate care
  • The role you as an individual, our communities and society play in responding to the epidemic
  • Assisted suicide

Dr. McDowell's book speaks to everyone who has lost a loved one to suicide, anyone who is considering committing suicide, and those who work with or counsel the bereaved and suicidal.

www.AdeleRyanMcDowell.com

 

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