Suicide Attempt Survivors Offer Insight and Advice

The suicide rate is on the rise in the U.S. This month’s deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain gave new urgency to suicide prevention. Gayle King spoke with five suicide attempt survivors who shared important advice with us as well as a message of hope.

– CBS This Morning


  • Lost in Grief says:

    After losing my daughter to suicide I find this video informative and it does help me to lessen the guilt.However seeing the first speaker express so well his pain after losing his birth mother and grandmother I can’t stop but thinking why he does not feel the pain of his own family if he completed suicide.To me if those loved ones including my daughter could feel and see that pain in advance they would not have done it. Am I missing something here?

    • Christine says:

      Devastated after my son’s death

    • Painful journey says:

      Dear Lost in Grief I agree 100% with your last Paragraph.
      Those who commit suicide don’t end the pain, they only transfer it to those left behind.
      I would ask anyone who may ever contemplate suicide, to think for a moment how painful their loss will be for those they leave behind.
      I lost my beautiful sister in 2018 to suicide, since then no one would believe what I have endured.
      It’s been very difficult, feeling of shock, sadness, loss, and having to keep going.
      Also seeing my mother’s pain and I trying to help her.
      I am now only living 50% of my own life.
      The other 50% is my sister’s life and picking up the pieces.
      This is all the result of my sister’s suicide .
      It is just not fair on those left behind, particularly those who have feelings for others.

      • Cat says:

        I’m very sorry for your loss, but it’s easy to judge the dead after they’re gone, for what they’ve done. She was obviously in so much pain, and felt that was her only way out. It’s very hard for the you and your family left behind, but it must’ve been a lot harder on your sister to have chosen this. You have no idea what was going through her mind at that time. Try and have a bit more compassion and understanding. Nobody will ever know or get it, unless they’ve been in that position themselves!!!

    • Anne Theresa says:

      People with MENTEL ILLNESS can’t feel the Emotions of another person even there own Children this has been my Experience

  • davin momanyi says:

    Hi my name is Davin Ondari Momanyi from kenya am interested in your blog
    For me am working with NGO as volunteer and when I saw the blog and video it touched me because people are dying by suicide daily.

  • Anne Theresa says:

    I would like to first wish you Love and Blessings on your survival from Suicide to be able to share with other people your experience of being brought to the Brink.

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