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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Health As I See It: Suicide Attempt Stories: Stories of Hope and Recovery


This presentation gives three stories of people who attempted suicide, but are now on the way to recovery,  It has stories from three different age groups high school, adult and older adult.  Jordan, in high school, appears to have everything going for him.  However getting a C, and his parents discovering he is drinking leads him to attempt.  He jumped out of a window, and was in a coma for a week.  As he came out of the coma, he committed to taking steps to lead to his recovery.
Terry's husband passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease.  Things spiraled until a year later she attempted suicide via drugs and alcohol.  This story tells us of the importance of asking the questions.  Sometimes we fear intruding, but if we are worried, we need to ask, "Are you thinking of suicide?"  Terry first worked at being safe.  Her therapist suggested she write, and she published a book about hr experience.
David was older, and works in the mental health profession.  A time away from his family lead to spiraling depression, and suicide attempt.  Others said, you need help, but it wasn't until he said I need help, that things started to get better.
This film is good for the insight it gives and the hope.
it is sponsored by"
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK and
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association

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