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In the Face of Suicide: Do You Have a Tragedy Avoidance Plan?

Robin_Williams“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
-Robin Williams, Dead Poet’s Society

I don’t think anyone was expecting a breaking news update yesterday announcing Robin Williams had died of an apparent suicide.

He struggled with drug and alcohol addictions and had been battling depression lately. Still, I doubt even those closest to him truly saw this coming.

All of us have likely been affected by suicide in one way or another. Either we’ve lost someone dear to us, almost lost them, or had those awful thoughts ourselves. If that last one is you, I hope you’re in a better place now and I’m proud of you for getting through that. If you’d like to share your story, please let us know. If you’re still having those thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Continue reading

A Look at USA Network’s ‘Satisfaction’

07adco6-superJumboI’ve been seeing ads for USA Network’s new summer drama ‘Satisfaction’ the past few weeks. I was skeptical, so rather than be presumptuous, I dove in and watched the first two episodes this weekend on Hulu.

I’m now anxiously awaiting this week’s third episode. And not because there was a dramatic cliffhanger. Because this show is (at least so far) approaching these timely, necessary, and – yes – candid topics in a new way, both on and off screen. Continue reading