Broken & Blessed, Ep: 011 – Suicide

May is Mental Health Awareness Month… The topic for this episode is Suicide… This was not an easy show to do on many levels but it is a topic that needed to be discussed and the guys did what they could to get through. 

NOTE: We are NOT doctors or psychiatrists. We talk about personal experience… If you are having thoughts of Suicide or depression please reach out. You are not alone.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

Isaiah 41:10 

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.…

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Ep: 004 – Suicide

Suicide. This isn’t an easy topic to discuss for most, however in this episode I am going to share my personal views on loss, traumatic loss and suicide. This is going to be Raw and Real.

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Police Suicide: A Call to Action

“Our collective silence only compounds the problem.” ~Chief Craig Steckler (Retired), Fremont PD

What is Happening?

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill made one of the most difficult statements of his career earlier this month, announcing the suicides of two veteran NYPD officers. Deputy Chief Steven J. Silks, 62, just weeks from his mandatory retirement, and Detective Joseph Calabrese 58, a high-ranking union official, died within twenty-four hours of one another. Commissioner O’Neill called police suicides a “mental health crisis” and urged despondent officers to seek help, before any more were lost to suicide.

Less than ten days later, O’Neill’s “crisis” diagnosis was vindicated, when an as-of-yet unnamed Staten Island officer, only 29, killed himself outside the precinct where …

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