Many Americans have been personally touched by the tragedy of suicide; a growing problem in the US. Teenagers are especially vulnerable to suicide and it’s the second leading cause of death in older teens (up to age 24) and the third leading cause of death for children 10-15 years of age.
Featuring Host, Dennis McCuisiton, and Guests:
- Reed J. Robinson,PhD: Clinical Director, MH Trauma Services, VA- N. Texas
- Benaye Y. Rogers: President, Contact Crisis Line
- Margie Wright: Executive Director, Suicide & Crisis Center N. Texas
- Karen Cole Beiber: Survivor
Left to Right: Benaye Y. Rogers, Reed J. Robinson, Margie Wright, Dennis McCuistion, Karen Cole Beiber
Statistics show one in five Americans who commit suicide is a veteran. Overall suicide is the leading cause of male deaths with four times as many males dying by suicide.
Yet, there are numerous factors that can help prevent suicide including the care giving and outreach suicide crisis lines offer and the awareness programs offered by the Veterans’ Administration. Our experts discuss the risk factors involved in suicide fatalities and the importance of awareness. More than 90% of suicide victims have these risk factors. The risk for suicide is associated with changes in brain chemicals caused by many different factors.
Knowing where to turn to for help, for yourself or a loved one can often be a lifesaver. Join us for a heartfelt look at suicide and what each of us can do to be more involved. Talking about things that matter… with people who care.
Niki Nicastro McCuistion, CSP
Business/ nonprofit consultant in strategy, leadership and organizational development from customer service to governance.