This is a post I wrote a couple of months ago about suicide. I thought it would be pertinent to reshare this during September for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
We Need to Talk About ALL Deaths by Suicide—
Not Just When Celebrities Die by Suicide
written by Susan Walz
I am saddened by the two celebrities, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, that died by suicide last week. However, I am glad it has increased the discussion about mental illness and suicide. I wish people would discuss the severe epidemic of mental illness and suicide before celebrity suicides occurred, but at any rate we are talking about it finally.
After listening to people speak about mental illness on the news and other places, I have come to the realization that most people do not have a clue what mental illness is. Too many people have said that these two people who…
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