September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month, so this episode is dedicated to raising awareness about suicide prevention.
Many people are suffering in silence. The statistics are alarming.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the world for ages 15-24.
Gayle Lantz encourages listeners to learn more about suicide prevention and to consider the implications from a leadership perspective.
The topic of suicide is difficult to discuss. But one of the best ways to learn more about it is through the experience of other people who have been impacted by suicide in some way.
Gayle speaks with Regina Newberry, a passionate servant leader, who shares her experience losing a family member to suicide. She advocates the importance of compassion in the workplace.
Regina has extensive experience working with leaders and building empowered diverse teams. She has held management roles in the automotive supplier manufacturing sector for 20 years. Regina is a leadership consultant speaker and author.
The good news is leaders can be sensitive to mental health issues and create an environment at work that fosters well-being. Giving grace is key.
This episode covers:
- Issues to consider when you or someone you know may have suicidal thoughts
- What to do when you notice someone appears to be “off”
- A few statistics related to suicide
- The importance of putting people first in business
SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)