According to the CDC and World Health Organization, approximately 123 Americans commit suicide a day. There is a suicide every 12 minutes. Even scarier, for every one suicide, there are 25 people who survive their attempts.
It doesn’t affect one age group or race. It affects everyone. Anyone who says that suicide is a selfish act couldn’t be more wrong if they tried.
This week on A Place For My Head, hosts Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck open the conversation about suicide, share some rather personal stories, and more.
Also, you’ll hear Chester Bennington’s last interview before his death, which will leave in chills.
Giving you fair warning, there may be some triggers in this week’s episode.
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If we’re being optimistic, it could be said that most of those describing suicide from depression as selfish are doing so from a position of ignorance. Perhaps they think that those with depression make some sort of table or chart with the pros and cons of suicide and, despite the pros being far more numerous, selfishly opt for suicide anyway?