A Therapist's Thoughts on Suicide Prevention
by Michael Driscoll, LPC
2020. Ah, what a year. It feels like Murphy’s Law has been in full force. In the midst of a global pandemic of historical proportions, our nation has faced increasing political turmoil, competing ideologies locked in civil conflict, an economic downturn not seen since the Great Depression and, of course, murder hornets. As we do our best to get through these societal and environmental challenges, we must not lose sight that suicide remains the tenth leading cause of death in the United States - seventh in Colorado. Given the recent and long-term problems faced by our country, this issue may be more prevalent than ever.