008 - How suicide could be a side effect of Depression
Did you know that when I went blind eight years ago, I fell into a deep depression that I considered suicide as an option?
I am speaking from my own truth and that is why I decided to dissect depression, so that you can look for any red flags on your visually impaired child or adolescent.
When one goes blind or loses his or her vision, is the emotional pain that comes with the loss that is the hardest to understand. In my case, I wanted to commit suicide, I honestly didn’t know how to manage my feelings.
Today, I sit down with sergeant Kevin Briggs from the CHP California highway patrol, who was named guardian of the golden gate bridge, because he devoted his live to saving the lives of suicidal people wanting to jump from the bridge.
Kevin Briggs is probably one of the most heroic and knowledgeable individuals on the planet on suicide prevention.
On this episode we are going to learn 3 things:
- The harmful effects of depression.
- The important of speaking about suicide in an open manner.
- How to approach a person who is on the brink of suicide.