Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferris is a very popular author, blogger, and podcaster.  He’s a person who’s described as a “life-hacker” because he’s constantly trying to find a more effective way to live.  I really admire his high energy, his enthusiasm and energy, and his zest for life.  His books, “4 Hour Body”, “4 Hour Work Week”, and “4 Hour Chef” are all best-sellers.  I don’t read or listen to a lot of what he publishes because he writes and speaks a LOT.  However, I’m so glad that I took the time to read this message.  I encourage you to take some quiet time when you aren’t surrounded by curious people, to read what he’s written here.

Suicide affects everyone.  Even if you are one of the very rare people who has never wanted to give it all up, you know people who have.  Tim was planning to be one of those people at a very stressful point in his life, and he was systematically planning the end of his life.  Take time to read about what and how he changed his mind, and what helps him to avoid that plan on an ongoing basis.  What he says here is really important.  Even if you are “high on life” right now, reading what he says can help you to help someone who is depressed and discouraged.

Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss.

Some more useful resources:

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-prevention-helping-someone-who-is-suicidal.htm

http://suicideprevention.ca/

http://www.thesupportnetwork.com/

 

I believe that everyone should take suicide prevention courses, just like almost everyone takes First Aid at some point in your life.  You never know when you will be the “first responder” who finds someone who is actively suicidal, or who has just attempted suicide.  It doesn’t take too much time (about 2 days) to take a course, and you will be so glad that you have learned about what to do and say.  I know that I have probably been in this situation at least a handful of times.

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