June 11, 2018

This Blog Has Nothing to Do With the Glass Industry; Nonetheless It Is the Most Important Blog I Have Ever Written

By Paul Bieber

Last week there were two very high-profile suicide deaths in the U.S. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were just two of the 845 average weekly suicide deaths in our country, but these two deaths received plenty of news time.

It is easy to look back and see symptoms. It is often impossible to see symptoms head-on.

Twenty years ago I had symptoms of depression. I reached out to a professional counselor who, over a period of time, helped me to resolve my issues. Forty-five thousand people in the U.S. didn’t do this in 2016.

If you are depressed call 1-800-273-8255, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Or call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team. If you have a friend who is depressed, share these numbers with a simple suggestion to call. Don’t force the call; maybe leaving a sticky note for them to place on their phone when they are ready to call.

I read one article where the author closed with this thought, as I will: