Today’s episode is so very important.
No one really wants to talk about suicide, but we believe it has to be talked about, maybe especially around the holidays because emotions can wash over people during this time of year in such huge waves and make them choose to do things they wouldn’t otherwise.
Most of us know someone who has been touched by suicide. If you don’t, praise God, but we’re willing to bet you’ve been shocked and concerned about the seemingly skyrocketing numbers of our youth who are choosing suicide as an option. Just to make it real, the Centers for Disease control report that suicide is the third leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide, of people aged 15 to 24. Even more disturbing is the fact that suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10 and 14.
We’re joined today by Counselor and author, David Thomas, to talk about understanding this epidemic, and being prepared as parents to, 1) know what signs to look for, and 2) know how to talk to your kids about suicide.
Don’t miss this important show.
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