#6: Let's Talk About Suicide
October the 10th is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is suicide prevention. Every 40 seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide. This has to change. Mental health stigma is reducing. But it’s still incredibly tough to talk openly about suicidal tendencies. We may feel shame. We may feel burdensome. We may want to avoid worrying or upsetting those we love. However, talking about suicide can be life-saving. In this special episode, I share my mental health story. I’ll share tools and techniques — from emotional regulation, thought management, meditation, mindfulness, spirituality, and more. I want you to know it’s possible to thrive post-depression. I want you to know suicidal thoughts are okay. I want you to know suicidal thoughts aren’t truth. Let's approach the subject with curiosity. Let's discuss with light and love — without avoiding the shadow. Let’s find light as we navigate the Dark Night of the Soul. Let’s take a few steps towards empowering ourselves through depression, to breathing a collective sigh of relief, to finding faith things will improve. Let’s take a giant leap of vulnerability, honesty, and openness. Let’s share the burden. Let’s talk about suicide. ---- Resources: Escape The Prison Of Hopelessness With The Power Of Choice World Suicide Prevention Day: The Times I’ve Wanted To End My Life [Title Music: Monday Morning Wakeup Call by Daniel Birch] ---- If you've been affected by the contents of this episode, or if you are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts or extremely low mood please visit Samaritans.org or call +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90. Those in Berlin can contact: International Helpline Berlin: 030-44 01 06 07. Worldwide visit: https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/.