Becoming a Suicide Prevention Advocate

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Carl David
Guest Bio: Having lived through and survived the horrific experience of his brother’s suicide when he was just 16, he was awakened to the real purpose in his life. He is on a mission to save lives.
He is the author of “Bader Field: How My Family Survived Suicide” and his advocacy is his way of helping those on that edge of desperation to see that they are loved, that there is help for them and that they are not alone.

Segment Overview: Carl David talks about the events leading to his becoming a Suicide Prevention Advocate.



Transcription

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Neal: Hello you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard. Thank you so much for joining us today. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. More than a million people worldwide commit suicide on a yearly basis due to depression and other factors. Our guest in studio today is an author, he’s the author of “Bader Field: How My Family Survived Suicide.” He’s also an art dealer in Philadelphia and a survivor of suicide. His brother committed suicide when he was just 16 years of age, essentially changing his life and his outlook on a number of things. He’s here today to talk with us about some of the events that led to his becoming a suicide prevention advocate. How are you doing today Carl?

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