Surviving suicide: Finding a reason to stay
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-34 in the U.S. and fourth leading cause for people 35 to 54.
Samantha Nadler talks about her past suicide attempts with an uninhibited boldness. She’ll even throw in a bit of suicide humor to get people talking about a subject that is too often discussed in hushed tones.
“As a society, we don’t talk openly about suicide,” Nadler said. “Just like people are trained in CPR, we need to talk about suicide and help others learn a basic skill set that can help reach people at risk.”
Nadler helps others learn those skills as the Middle Tennessee regional coordinator for the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. The organization is part of a broad network providing crisis intervention, prevention, education and advocacy.
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