Suicide is a growing problem, especially amongst middle-aged fathers. This month, which is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I wanted to dedicate an episode to this growing epidemic. Here are some shocking statistics:
Every twelve minutes a life is lost to suicide
Every day 117 people take their own life
For every suicide, there are 25 attempted suicides
There are nearly 43,000 suicides committed in our country each year
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States
Men are 3.5 times more likely to commit suicide than women
With numbers like these, this is an issue we cannot ignore and a conversation we must have.
My guest today is Brad Hearst. He is the founder of Survivors Joining For Hope, an organization he founded to help those who have been impacted by suicide.
In today’s show, we talk about Brad’s very personal connection to suicide, the obvious and not-so-obvious impact it has on friends and family, and the specific services his organization offers to the survivors of suicide.
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Connect with Brad and his organization online
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