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What You Can Do to Prevent Suicide

Posted on Aug 28, 2020 by in Blog | 1 comment

What You Can Do to Prevent Suicide

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in the number of Americans contemplating suicide. 

If you are considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

You can also text the Crisis Text line by texting HOME to 741741 to get help.

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention recommends that those needing emotional support related to Covid-19 should call the Disaster Distress Helpline (800-985-5990), or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

What can you do to protect yourself and those you love from self harm?

In this interview for the Natural Healing Show for UK Health Radio, medical intuitive healer interviews suicide prevention advocate Tammy Joy Lane, a six-year veteran of the U.S. Army who found herself struggling after returning from Iraq.

Questions addressed in this interview include:

1. Is it okay to talk about suicide or does it give people ideas?

2. What is the best thing we can do to help someone in the moment of crisis?

3. What can we do to prevent suicide?

4. What are some good questions to ask someone who we think is suicidal?

5. What can we do to create a safety net for ourselves?

6. How can we make connections during this time of isolation ?

7. How do I ask for help when I feel like I need to be the strong one?

8. Why is saying “yes” when kindness is offered so important?

9. Is there any hope?

10. How can we help make the world safe to be human?

It’s critical right now that you understand what to do, what to say and how to protect your loved ones because of the mental health crisis we are all facing.

Suicide Warning Signs

Suicide Warning Signs

 

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

During the coronavirus pandemic, research shows the number of Americans considering suicide has shot up to 11 percent.

11 percent of US adults have considered suicide during the pandemic

11 percent of US adults have considered suicide during the pandemic

One quarter of young Americans ages 18 to 24 have considered suicide during the pandemic.

Among those identifying as Black or Hispanic, the numbers were worse: 19% of Hispanics reported suicidal ideation and 15% of Blacks reported suicidal thoughts.

You can read my book Banish the Blues Now available in paperback, ebook or audiobook – to learn how to heal depression naturally.

Banish the Blues Now by Catherine Carrigan

Banish the Blues Now by Catherine Carrigan

Banish the Blues Now explains simple, drug-free action steps you can take to lift yourself out of the abyss of depression.

Now more than ever you want to take action steps to protect your own mental emotional health as well as the well-being of your loved ones.

It’s not just the social isolation that’s a huge risk factor here, it’s the economic downturn.

Previous research shows that suicides spike during times of economic crisis. 

What is healing? Healing happens when you learn how to protect your mental health during times of intense crisis.

To set up an appointment for a medical intuitive reading or healing work, please email catherine@catherinecarrigan or call 678-612-8816. If you are calling internationally, please call me at the same number through WhatsApp so I can return your call toll free!

Coronavirus Survival Resources 
Right now the environment we are all living in has changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have to consider how this larger situation is affecting us mind, body and spirit.
I’ve been searching around for ways to help everyone get through the Coronavirus, an illness known to attack the respiratory system, hinder breathing and adversely affect people’s lungs both during and after the virus.
You can learn how to clear loneliness by using the healing technique I describe at this link.
Discover how healing soul wounds empowers you to clear grief. Read the article at this link.
Learn how to overcome fear by connecting to the power within. Learn how by reading this article.
I explained how to take your power back from the fear pandemic. You can read the article I wrote at this link.
To cultivate the feeling of contentment no matter what your life circumstances, read the article I wrote at this link.
We added an extra Saturday morning 10 a.m. yoga class on Zoom. You can find out about joining us at the link.
Turn to Mushti Mudra to release emotional stress when you don’t think you can handle any more anxiety, depression or loneliness. Find out by reading this blog.
And above all I know how profound the breathing exercises in The Little Book of Breathwork can be.
I wrote the book and produced a series of FREE videos of these exercises because I know you can usually cut your anxiety in half in a mere eight minutes. That’s why I called the breath work routine “Eight Minutes to Inner Peace.”
When it’s 2 a.m. and you can’t call your best friend, you can practice the breathing exercises, affirmations and hand mudras to feel better.
When you’re experiencing shortness of breath, anxiety, high blood pressure or don’t know what else to do to make yourself feel better, these are simple tools you can turn to for FREE.
If you are sick with Coronavirus and notice yourself having trouble breathing, you can turn to these breathing exercises, hand mudras and affirmations to redirect your chi and hopefully open up your airways.
To join us for yoga and qi gong classes via video conference right now, email catherine@catherinecarrigan.com or call 678-612-8816 to receive the code. Yoga classes meet via Zoom.us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST and Thursdays 11 a.m. to meet via Zoom.us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. Qi gong meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. EST. Saturday mornings 10 a.m.

 

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