Preventing Suicide

WHY WOULD A YOUNG HERO COMMIT SUICIDE? Have you asked yourself this question?

In Memory of Clay Warren Hunt and all the other War Heroes who have served our country in patriotic duty and could no longer tolerate to live among us. 
Why would a young war hero who seems to have everything going for him give up on life?

 

A) WHAT COULD BE THE REASON FOR SUICIDE HAPPENING BACK HOME?

– Could it be because PTSD/trauma came home with our hero?
– Does our hero feel unbearable shame and guilt over events which happened on foreign land?
– Has he lost buddies over there and blames himself for their death?
– Did his buddies die through friendly fire?
– Does he feel, he should have died, instead of his buddies?
– Does our hero feel drawn to join his buddies on the other side?
– Could he feel guilty for having caused the death of innocent civilians, adults and children alike?
– Has our hero been the victim of military rape?
– Does our hero feel alienated from everybody?
– Have family conflicts become too difficult to handle in addition to the invisible wounds? 
– Has our hero been abandoned by spouse or lover?– Has our hero or heroine become homeless?
– Has our hero lost faith in himself and the world?– Does our hero feel as if he had lost his soul?
– Are you aware that certain depression drugs are associated with increased risk of suicide?
– Did our hero take to the bottle, misused drugs to drown emotional and physical pain?

 

B) WHAT COULD BE THE REASON FOR SUICIDE ON FOREIGN LAND?
– All of the above, or even more?

 

C) WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SUICIDE RISKS?
–  Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others
–  Keeping firearms in the house
–  Prior suicide attempts
– Chronic physical illness, including pain 
– Incarceration
– Violence, physical/sexual abuse
– Family history of suicide, mental disorder, substance abuse.

 

D) WHAT ARE WARNING SIGNS?
– Our hero might say: “It would be better, if I was not around”.
– Feeling helpless, hopeless, worthless
– Saying “I want out”, “I’m tired of Life”
– Having a death wish, tempting fate: e.g. running red lights, driving too fast.
– Thinking or talking about suicide 
– Sudden, unexpected switch from deep sadness to extreme happiness.
– Clinical depression: loss of interest, increasing loss of appetite and sleep, deep sadness.
– Visiting, calling people to say good-bye.

 

E) WHAT CAN YOU DO?
– Take our hero seriously.
– Listen to what the individual has to say.
– Ask what our hero is planning to do.
– Do not leave the individual alone.
– Depending on the situation call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or take the person to a health care professional or the emergency room. If all else fails, call 911.
– Be supportive in a very understanding way.
PLEASE BE PREPARED. YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SAVE A LIFE.
 
By Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtHTrauma Expert, War Trauma SurvivorA word of encouragement for all you Spouses, Families, Caregivers of War Heroes suffering from post-combat stress. PTSD can be resolved easily through my “Healing PTSD Trauma” on Cd and the companion CD “Restabilize Your Energy”. I created it with your loved ones in mind. 
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Unsung Heroes – Your Chance to Heal

Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtH

Who are the unsung heroes? I am thinking of all the women and men that have been emotionally or physically abused; the ones that have been raped and experienced life-long PTSD as a result. I am not forgetting the women that endured violation of body while giving birth, the individuals that developed panic attacks after chemotherapy and other medical invasions of the body. I am including the prisoners whose innocence was proven years later. The individuals who fight against all odds for a chance to lead normal lives. My thoughts also go to the veterans, the firefighters, the police officers, the caretakers, professionals in ER rooms, the ambulances and other professionals.

If you belong to the Unsung Heroes, here is your chance to shed the wear and tear of years of emotional suffering by listening to my CD ‘Healing PTSD Trauma’ to heal your heart and mind, to restore a powerful self-image.

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Childhood Trauma Healed

Childhood Trauma Healed – Resolve Any Trauma

Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtH
Up to recently,  it has seemed nearly impossible to heal childhood trauma, except, perhaps, through play therapy, art therapy for children or years of psychoanalytical treatment as adults.

Verbal or physical abuse, ‘not-good-enough’ parenting, loss of parent,  have been the focus of treatment. Birth traumas have received less attention but can be as instrumental in forming the first experience of life outside the womb.

My CD “Healing PTSD Trauma” heals the symptoms of any childhood trauma through a profound energy shift. You may want to experience the gains yourself.  It is available in our Online  Store.

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