Talking About The Suicide Epidemic
A myTalk 107.1 Roundtable
Fashion designer Kate Spade, chef/television host Anthony Bourdain and musician Avicii have all died by suicide recently.
The CDC just issued a report that said suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent.
Suicide is a major public health issue, accounting for nearly 45,000 deaths in 2016 alone according to the Center for Disease Control.
Join us as we talk about the suicide epidemic in our next myTalk Roundtable.
Tuesday, June 12th from noon to 2pm.
Miss it? Catch the podcast at mytalk1071.com. Keyword: Suicide
Lindsey Barringer became involved with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2012 following the loss of her younger brother, Logan, who died by suicide when he was just 22 years old. She served on the Board of Directors for the MN Chapter for 5 years, has traveled to Washington D.C. as an AFSP field advocate, and continues to serve as a volunteer and remains one of the largest fundraisers for the local chapter.
Jim Keenan has been working in the field of emotional wellness for the past 24 years. We all want to have happiness as our predominate state of being. However, life sometimes occurs in such a way that our feelings become more negative, sad, depressed, angry and even hopeless at times. Jim believes that during these times our lives have the greatest potential for positive growth. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, he knows the long-lasting impacts that trauma can have and also knows the rewards that come from doing the difficult work of healing.