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Make a Note; Have a Plan

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A couple things became obvious after last night’s ordeal(s) (yes, there was a second one later in the evening): 1.) this truly is an epidemic.  Last night, in a period of 5 hours, three young people THAT WE KNOW OF attempted to take their own lives; one succeeded.  So, I guess it’s safe to say that it served as a microcosm of society as a whole:  for all our efforts, we just couldn’t get to them all; and, 2.) there needs to be a concrete plan in place for when this crisis reaches you.  And, trust me, at the rate of 1 suicide EVERY 18 MINUTES!, it’s only a matter of time before it affects your life.  Map out your plan, now.  Make mental notes.  If it’s pre-crisis, meaning no attempt has been made but the at-risk person is in a very fragile state, get professional help immediately.  If it’s too late for that, if the attempt has already been made and every second counts, call the proper authorities immediately.  Every single second counts.  We’re going to win this battle and cut significantly into the current statistics.  We can make a difference!!!

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  1. I have clients and associates that would find the article helpful. Is it ok to forward the article without getting into trouble? Usually the articles are sent out to the public as a newsletter or an rss feed. I am not changing it or hiding the author, simple sending and saying “this might be of interest to you.”.

    Bradley Hall

    December 16, 2011 at 12:08 am

    • Bradley Hall. My purpose in doing this is to reach enough people as to be able to save some lives. By all means, please do point your clients and associates in this direction. And, thank you. I’m glad you found it useful.

      ronskemp

      December 16, 2011 at 3:41 am


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