In this episode, we dive into the #1 taboo, suicide.
Factors contributing to suicidality and possible solutions to this national epidemic How a deep sense of disconnection often accompanies suicidal thoughts and behaviorResearch and relevant findings, including that nearly all people will experience thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives What types of connection can help dissolve suicidal thoughts The stigmas around suicide (e.g. the misperception that talking about suicide is dangerous)Solutions, resources, and guidance for those who have suicidal thoughts or know someone who may be strugglingBrian Stefan has worked in various settings that deal with crisis and suicide, including the Los Angeles Mayor's Crisis Response Team and Suicide Response Team, and as a crisis counselor at a suicide hotline. He received his MSW from UCLA. He is a former intelligence officer with the Department of Defense as well as a former intelligence analyst with the FBI's Joint Regional Intelligence Center-Regional Threat Assessment Center.
Disclaimer: Brian Stefan and myself are NOT licensed mental health professionals. Any information we discuss does not replace the help of a professional. Please reach out to one for more help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Teen Line Lifeline: 310-855-4673
www.teenlineonline.org (Speak to peers about thoughts of suicide)
www.thetrevorproject.org (LGBTQ community under 25 struggling)
www.yourlifeyourvoice.org (Coping skills for people struggling)
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