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Why Suicide Prevention Campaigns Failed Me — And What Could Save Lives

I attempted suicide. Here’s why suicide prevention campaigns did not work for me, and what could have.

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Less than 2 years ago, I attempted to commit suicide. Since then, I readily notice messages about suicide prevention. I…




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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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