059: PISSING BLOOD - How McGriddles and Sudoku Save Lives
In another super-personal and starkly-informative episode, Brad Singletary discusses his own experience with suicidal thoughts and what he did to save his own life.
Brad describes the Alpha Quorum's intention with using the term 'alpha.' We are talking about men who are strong, capable, reliable, getting things done, and are enjoying fulfilling lives.
The Alpha is concerned with LIFE.
He has a life. He preserves his own capacity and remains strong, saving himself first: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. He enjoys life and faces challenges in his own journey with courage and diligence.
He creates life. He brings life, not by fathering children, necessarily. But where ever he goes he brings light and life and brings value to any situation he finds himself in. He passes life on in his relationships to those close to him, and every human that he appropriately can.
He saves life. He lifts and rescues those in need, helping others preserve their own life.
Brad recounts a traumatic family experience dealing with the suicide of an American soldier.
He also describes some mind-blowing statistics about the duration of the crisis leading up to a suicide or an attempt, most often counted in minutes, not days.
Suicidal thoughts should be seen as a medical crisis, much like sudden blindness or pissing blood.
He shares tips for how to recognize suicidal risks and what to do when you or someone around you is feeling these things.
Whoever you are, this information will prepare you for a situation that you will likely be affected by in some way or another during your life. Please listen and share.
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