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Suicide: Finding Hope Video Blog

Michelle Linn-Gust, the content creator of the Suicide: Finding Hope web site, offers her perspective on a myriad of topics related to suicide and suicide loss as the survivor of her younger sister's suicide, the President of the American Association of Suicidology, author, and international speaker.

How do pets help us cope?

 

What does it mean if my loved one left or a suicide note or didn't leave a suicide note?

 

How do we cope with change and loss?

 

For years people have used the expression "committed suicide." As we move forward to change the language around words that connotate sin and crime, Michelle discusses how that must filter from the top, most notably from the media.

 

When a television character (or reality television star) dies by suicide, viewers are affected by the suicide loss. Script writers should take note about the depiction of suicide and suicide loss on televion.

Comments

12/06/2012 at 7:15 PM
Vicki
I want to thank you Michelle for these incredibly enlightening videos. My husband died from suicide October 11th and I want you to know that you have given me ways to look at reframing and attempting to understand my pain. It is greatly appreciated.
12/05/2012 at 9:00 PM
Vicki
I have so appreciated and learned from the information and ideas you have communicated to me today. My husband died October 11th and I have been trying to deal daily with this loss. This website has been a gift, the change on the "commit suicide", the discussion on the lack of a suicide note, the addition of animals to your life. You have given my several nuggets today to help myself. This website is incredible-I thank you all for your help and wisdom. Vicki
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