Suicide. It is a topic we don’t ever want to talk about, but doing so could save a life. When it comes to depression and suicide, especially in teens, every one of us needs to be aware of the signs, the statistics, and what we can do to save a life. Jeff Strommen is an expert on the topic—a Gatekeeper trainer in the suicide prevention technique “Question-Persuade-Refer”, director of the HopeNet 360 and co-host of HopeNet Radio, we welcome Jeff to the show today.
Today, we continue discussion of depression and suicide with Jeff Strommen. What are the signs someone is in crisis? How can we help build a “wall of resistance” in someone’s life as a barrier to suicide? And how can we get people to think long term instead of just focusing on the moment?