Before Suicide Strikes

Posted by Tim Gutierrez on August 10, 2018 at 6:05pm

Whether it’s a beloved community member, a close relative, or a celebrity, the news of a suicide leaves many people reeling.  The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain were tragic reminders of the impact of sudden and unexplained loss.  The Centers for Disease Control report there has been a steady increase in U.S. suicide rates over the past twenty years. Now more than ever, it’s time to talk about mental health, to reach out to vulnerable people, and to support increased access to evidence-based treatment. 

Untreated clinical depression is a leading cause of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.  However experiences like Continue Reading...

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