5 Posts in Suicide Prevention
In light of the publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I want to focus on the important issue of suicide and how we can continue to help those with behavioral health conditions receive the treatment, understanding and attention that those with physical health conditions receive. Following these celebrity suicides,
Author’s Note: In the blog post that follows, we discussed the Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” and the impact it had on children and adolescents. There is some controversy among experts in the behavioral health and education fields who work with children, youth, and families. Netflix recently announced the release date of season two (end of May 2018), and this has triggered another round of...
A quick Google search using the words “committed suicide” pulls up countless links to newspaper headlines that practically shout this phrase with their bolded typeface, indelibly stamping it into our society’s lexicon. So if it is standard speak to use this phrase in our society, can there really be anything wrong with it? Unequivocally, yes.
Let’s talk about an obvious truth. Suicide is a choice. It’s unlike cancer. People with cancer don’t make a conscious choice. They don’t take a deliberate action. But, people commit suicide.