Did you know that the Golden Gate Bridge is the most “popular” suicide destination in the world?
On average, every two weeks, someone jumps from the bridge to take their own life. It’s a devastating jump. The height, the long fall, the hit to the water, etc. is devastating.
In the links below, I provide videos that discusses the suicides of those who have jumped and those who have survived.
In this video, I discuss the consequences and challenges of a failed suicide attempt.
*If you know someone struggling with suicidal thoughts, I encourage you to call 1-800-273-8255 and/or text “STAY” to 741-741. *TRIGGER WARNING: This video discusses failed suicide attempts and the world’s most used location for assisting in suicide. Can be disturbing to watch.
What is trauma? Trauma is a physiological, psychological, emotional/psychological, and neuro-biological process that takes a toll on your entire person. It can be experienced in many ways and it isn’t something you can easily get over.
Can I overcome it? Yes. Trauma is a process that requires healing and growth overtime. Even though you may continue to experience flashbacks, symptoms, or other reminders from time to time, that doesn’t mean you aren’t healing. Just like a head concussion, a heart disease, o something similar, you may be healed but periodically experience symptoms.
Can I recover from a #suicide attempt? Yes. You can. It takes processing of the event and the events leading up to the attempted suicide in order for you to move forward. Suppressing, internalizing, or ignoring what happened will delay your recovery and healing process. In this video, I will focus on failed suicide attempts and some of the challenges attempters face when things don’t go the way they had hoped. Other attempters are glad heir plan didn’t succeed and have made videos and blogs about their experience.
-Golden Gate Bridge Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV-vQyVuLJA.
-Learn about “Kevin” who attempted suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcSUs9iZv-g.
I welcome your comments, questions, and experiences.
1. Traumatic bonding https://blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers/2015/09/9-signs-of-traumatic-bonding-bonded-to-the-abuser/
2. Trauma Counseling https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/trauma/what-is-trauma-therapy-and-how-does-it-work/
3. Journaling https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-healing-power-of-writing-a-therapists-guide-to-using-journaling-with-clients/
4. Healing from trauma https://youtu.be/3QziN-ftYtk
5. “Girl on fire” suicide survivor: https://youtu.be/jy04XUjHVbE
Learn what this 4-week series is all about: https://youtu.be/bdv-S3FN4f4
I’m Támara, a licensed and nationally certified mental health therapist, with over 11 years experience. I specialize in helping children, teens, and families with mental illness. I also treat psychological trauma in children, teens, and adults.
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