Sleep, drugs/alcohol, and death.

“What was it that made you come back and give hope and life another chance?”

“You listened.”

In terms of reporting, Kevin makes quite a few mistakes here; he speaks graphically about the nature of the deaths, speaks in language that is known to stigmatize those who have completed suicide attempts, and does not give crisis access information. I’ve done this myself in the many long years I have written and spoken about suicide; and am better educated now.

To learn more about how to report and present about suicide respectfully, check out

If you are experiencing suicidal ideology or are considering taking your own life, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. For online help, check out

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