**Trigger Warning: This episode contains mentions of suicide.**
Have you ever found yourself unsure of how to approach the serious and stigmatized topic of suicide? You’re not alone. So many of us want to talk about this issue with someone we care about, but sometimes can’t find the words.
In this vital episode of Building Resilience, we are peeling back the layers on suicide awareness, facilitating an open dialogue that is both respectful and compassionate.
Together with my remarkable guest (and wonderful daughter-in-law), Rachael Clement Fiore, we are sharing stereotypical myths on this episode today, and hoping to eradicate these myths surrounding suicide and encourage open conversations as a potential lifesaver. Rachael not only is a third year nursing student with QPR Gatekeeper training for suicide prevention, but she tragically lost her older brother to suicide a short time ago. Through our heartfelt conversation, we aspire to forge a community where individuals feel safe discussing their feelings without judgment.
Listen in to hear compelling statistics that bring to light the gravity of the issues as we strive to correct common misconceptions and urge society to take perceived cries for help seriously. Our aim is to foster a space where those grappling with suicidal thoughts can express their distress openly and seek the assistance they need.
If you need help, reach out—call the suicide hotline at 988 (US) and 1-833-456-4566 (Canada).
- QPR gatekeeper training: https://qprinstitute.com/individual-training
- The Mayo Clinic
- The Samaritans Organization
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
- The Advanced Nervous System Resilience training—Join me for an enriching training experience, focusing on personal and professional integration in your coaching journey.
- The “Memory Matters” course—In the end, our memories are really all we have left, so protect them.
- My video series, “The 30 Second Burnout Solution”—A resource created to help you cope with stress and burnout, focusing on compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress.