The best (and shortest) suicide prevention class…

In his New York Times column, David Brooks writes about suicide – and the challenge of interrupting the “idea or story to bring them to the edge of suicide and to justify their act.”

As someone who has spent a good amount of time in Army-sponsored classrooms (trying to learn through mass-education how to intervene), I thought Brooks’ column was particularly helpful.  It clarified for me the strongest counter-narratives out there, which he gained from Jennifer Michael Hecht’s book Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It.

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