How to Speak About Suicide

Suicide is a sensitive topic. If you need to talk or find help to cope with emotions, feelings, or situations, here are some resources: National Suicide Prevention LifelineCall 1-800-273-8255Veterans, Press 1 Crisis Text LineText HELLO to 741 741Free. Confidential. 24/7. Introduction Suicide is a sensitive topic for many people. Suicide is the end of a person’s life by their own choosing. Commonly, people will ask why a person has committed suicide. That question …

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Applause & Praise

I cannot praise Linkin Park more. I began my studies about youth suicide at the University of Minnesota in January 2015, and was working on my field experience for my degree when Chester died. I’ve seen Linkin Park live multiple times over a decade, and I felt the pain. I also looked on as a new generation experienced what my generation did in 1994 with Kurt Cobain, but with trained eyes. We lost …

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What is Wrong With Me

I can’t sleep. Seriously. Let me say that again so you clearly understand what I  mean. I can’t sleep. I have a lot of trouble putting my mind and body down to rest at night. Sometimes, the sun will come up in the morning before I will lie down for the first time. When I do finally rest, I rarely stay down for long, and often don’t rest well. I wake up delirious …

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