Episode 246

Published on:

23rd Apr 2020

DUR 246 | The Reality of Suicide: Awareness and Prevention with Donna Barnes (Self Reflection Series)

This show was recorded before the current lockdown. 

It was reported a young teenage committed suicide recently and the importance of releasing this show became evident.  Please listen, take notes and be aware of the unspoken and spoken stressors in the people you love.
If you are someone you know are dealing with suicidal thoughts,etc dial 800-273-8255 and/or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Everyone doesn't leave a note when it comes to suicide.  It could be an impulsive act or planned out.  Repeat guest, Donna Barnes of Gracefully Purposed Counseling, shares warning signs, a personal story and prevention. Pens and paper ready!

About Guest Donna Barnes

Donna is a single parent who strives to beat the odds. She doesn't let her past define her nor hold her back. She obtained her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, while maintaining a fulltime job, managing the household, all while raising her son. She is dedicated to serving the needs of others while building them and equipping them with the tools they need to be successful.

Website: www.gracefullypurposedcounseling.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/gracefullypurposedcounseling/

Class is in session notes

  • Recognizing the signs of suicide
  • What to do if someone doesn't want help?
  • The good and bad of shows about suicide?
  • Having tough conversations with your children

Session Homework

Be honest about how you feel and why.  Keep an anxiety/stress journal and evaluate if the feelings are valid.

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Previous Series (Women's Health Series)

DUR 239 | Get Your Health Right with Beverly Johnson
DUR 240 | Stigmas, Therapy and Your Mental Health with Donna Barnes
DUR 241 | Being A WHOLE Mother with JC Miller 

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Valencia Griffin-Wallace is the founder of Define U, LLC, host of the Define U Radio podcast, best selling author of many titles and award winning author of Motherless Child, her story of growing up with an addict. She is on a mission to educate gen x women about true self empowerment, accountability and confidence. In her words, "Your past doesn't define you, it gives you definition and what you do with that is up to you."