Why we choose suicide | Mark Henick | TEDxToronto

Why we choose suicide | Mark Henick | TEDxToronto

When a leading cause of death among new mothers in the first year after childbirth is suicide – that’s NOT acceptable.

When our First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities are being ravaged by a suicide rate 5-6x higher than the national average – that’s NOT acceptable.

When almost a 1/4 of 15-25 year olds die by suicide – that is NOT acceptable.

So for those of you who might be thinking about suicide today … good.  Keep thinking about it. Then start talking about it. Then start doing something about it too. And for those of you who might be contemplating suicide I know that there’s a hope somewhere deep inside of you – I felt it too. Keep that hope alive.

We need you. We need you to be leaders in this conversation whether we are ready to have it or not and trust me if your anything like me it’s this conversation that’s going to keep you alive every single day .. as if you’ve got one more day.

Really tough but good to hear TED talk on Suicide by Mark Henrick.

 

 

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Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders and parents on topics including sexuality, mental health, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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