On the heels of two celebrity suicides this week, we felt it was an opportunity for us to acknowledge the fact that suicide does not discriminate. Fame, fortunate, age, gender, race...none of these things matter when it comes to mental health and the risk of suicide creeping in to take over one's thoughts. The tough conversations need to be had, and we need to start getting more comfortable having them with our friends, family members, co-workers, anyone you notice that's struggling around you. Sure, it's tough...but losing people to suicide is much more difficult.
We spoke with Licensed Counseling Phychologist, Jennifer L. Mueller, Ph.D. from Gundersen Health System's Behavioral Health Department. Check out our interview:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255