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Suicide Prevention

I Attempted Suicide. Here’s What You Don’t Understand.

Common misconceptions about suicide

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Since I attempted to commit suicide a year and a half ago, I am overly sensitive to messages I see about suicide. I notice how suicide is depicted in movies. I hear people talking about suicide. I see advertising for suicide prevention. And I almost always…




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Dwade Kearns

Dwade Kearns

A #depression brought me to a suicide attempt. I fight taboos on Medium while working on my books. | #SuicidePrevention #WritingCommunity | #PenName

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