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Connections: Suicide Prevention

Sep 12, 2014

On August 21, 1985, Ken Baldwin was ademant...that he was going to end his life. He drove out to the Golden Gate Bridge, got out of his car, stood on the bridge's edge, counted to 10...but didn't jump. He counted to 10 again, and plunged towards the water. That's when Ken realized he wanted to live, and as he hit the water, he was happy to realize he was alive. Unfortunately, many aren't Ken Baldwin, and do end up taking their own life. Why does this happen? How can we prevent suicide? What signs should we be aware of? We discuss this sensitive topic with our guests: