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Coronvirus Antidote to Suicide

UnpoliticallyCorrect.org

The coronavirus has been devastating to the United States and the whole world but we have found out for sure that we can affect the outcomes if we work together and put our mind to it. By staying with our social distancing protocols and thanks to all the heroic efforts of the doctors we have been able to mitigate the damages and are on the way to recovery.

There is no question that the massive deaths are terrible but one thing that I’ve been thinking, based on what we’ve all been seeing, is that we’re learning that if we put our mind to it we can manage almost anything – even a deadly pandemic.

Imagine if we took made same effort to focus on some of the other life-threatening diseases?  We spend literally trillions on medical care – how many other things could we deal with the same way we are going to eliminate this virus?

I’d like to know really the story behind the virus’s origination.  It should never have happened – I think we all agree that it could have been contained from its apparent origins in China. I’m sure will find out someday who is responsible, but I think our people are doing a great job regardless of who is to blame.

This virus has a lot of people anxious and depressed, which puts some of them at risk for suicide, and one of the things that we have been focusing on and studying for quite a while at Unpoliticallycorrect.org is Suicide.  We know that suicides are up because of the virus, and not just in the United States. We believe that suicidal thoughts and intentions are signals that should never be ignored or dismissed. We all need to learn how to ask for and accept help.

Medications can help – that’s for sure, but even more important is being able to talk to other people who have a reason to care about you personally – a friend, a spouse, a son or daughter, a pastor – perhaps even a close neighbor. Suicide support groups exist in almost every community of any size and even those who cannot find a group locally can find plenty of welcoming, supportive communities online. Here are links to a few suicide prevention & support groups that we know and respect:

https://www.suicideforum.com/crisis-lines-sites/

http://suicide.org/suicide-support-groups.html

http://www.lostallhope.com/links

https://theactionalliance.org/

https://www.befrienders.org/our-members

https://www.befrienders.org/other-helpline-organisations

All these groups operate on the premise that a depressed person talking to another depressed person may be the most effective kind of outreach. I mean, it’s like Alcoholics Anonymous – one alcoholic talking to another alcoholic has oftentimes been far more successful than any interventions the medical community can do by itself, anybody in the medical community will tell you peer-to-peer interactions can be extremely effective.

Another approach that we believe will be very effective in helping people decide to affirm life is raising awareness of the phenomenon of near-death experiences, commonly called NDEs. We have studied many research reports on NDEs and they are really enlightening. Whether or not you believe in after-death experiences, and I think I do, one thing I am sure of is that no one can deny that people who have them or claim they have them come out the other side a far better person than they were before. In my opinion, this validates the reality of the near death experience, where people experience clinical death according to medical doctors and then they come back and they talk about the experience that that they had when they were technically dead.

We would like to offer you a free book that we’ve just published on Near Death Experiences entitled “Answers To: Where Do We Go From Here?”, but before you download it  we suggest you watch the video we’ve created to support the book.

This video, entitled “Veterans Answers To Suicide” is based on the chapter on suicide in “Answers To”. Tim Little, our incredible narrator, is a very well-known voice actor whose narration brings the book alive. The YouTube narrative is accompanied by inspirational visions of our universe. Please watch the video and send the link on your friends and family. (click below to watch the video)

This is not a religious book or video but it does talks about the different religions and how they feel about kind of afterlife. It’s a great read for everyone from kids in their late teens to older people, and especially for those who are in a nursing home or hospice. A person doesn’t have to be depressed and thinking about suicide to benefit from this book – not at all. The book isn’t actually about death – it’s about life, and it is an inspiration for each of us as we all deal with the same questions about the meaning of life.

you can download the free book form our website nohatenoviolence.com (click here)

Thanks to the The Week and Michael Ramirez for the cartoon.

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