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REACHING OUT AND SAVING LIVES: PREVENTING SUICIDE

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is hard to imagine the extreme psychological pain that leads a person to decide that suicide is their only course of action. Reaching out to someone who is struggling can make a difference between life or death. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 9, 2019
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SICK NOT WEAK: MICHAEL LANDSBERG

Michael Landsberg remembers the exact time that his life changed. Landsberg is best known in the sporting world as a TSN commentator. What follows is a moment that moved him to the front of the line of unexpected influencers trying to save lives. Someone Else's Tragedy "It was the moment that suicide ceased to be someone else’s tragedy. I couldn’t ignore it anymore. It was 5:25pm on August 31, 2011. Up until that point, I knew of many people who had taken their lives; but I didn’t know anyone who had. That little word of takes it from the macro to the micro, from a societal issue to a personal issue, and from brainfelt to heartfelt. At 5:25pm with the…
Bob Jones
September 4, 2018
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5 MISCONCEPTIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUICIDE

They are all around us....people whose pain has them on the edge of eternity. People take their life not because they want to die but because they want their pain to stop. Suicide is not a victimless choice. I know that through personal experience. Robin Williams In the summer of 2014 Robin Williams shocked the world by taking his own life. Read the impact statements of William's daughter. "While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now…
Bob Jones
September 9, 2015