June 16, 2014 | The Ones With No Warning Signs
Recently I was talking with a mother of 3 children, two in college, one a senior in high school, and we were discussing the future of Please Live. She told me, "From a parents perspective, I think the thing that concerns us most is those kids with no warning signs. The children that seem to make an attempt out of nowhere. What can we do as parents when there are no signs?"
So I went home, and I started doing some research. Ive found varying answers based on my search results, some suggesting that most suicides do not show warning signs at all, and some stating that anywhere between 75% to more than 90% of suicides show warning signs, but the signs were simply missed. But I did not find one article that I really felt answered the question, so I decided to dedicate todays blog post to this very topic.
Let me begin by saying that human beings are extremely complex. We have a desire to try to simplify everything. We want one definitive answer to our questions, we want one definitive reason behind someones actions, but unfortunately that is rarely the case. We are made up of a lifetime of experiences, lessons, variables, nature vs nurture, ideas, and opinions so that not one person is like anyone else. [...]
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