The Loudmouth Project

Suicide: A heartbreaking, complex problem that we should talk about openly

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson discuss the complexities of suicide with Phillip Osteen, associate professor of Social Work and director of the Social Research Institute at the University of Utah. What are the signs that someone is in distress? What should you do if someone comes to you with thoughts of suicide? And why does it matter that we talk about a painful subject even more?

If you’re struggling with hopelessness and depression or know someone who is, the National Suicide Hotline can help – 24/7 – 1-800-273-8255. Reach out for help.

About the author, Jasen

Jasen is a veteran journalist and broadcaster who began his career in radio. He’s worked in Milwaukee, Springfield, IL and Salt Lake City covering news, politics and sports. He is the co-creator of the Voices of Reason podcast along with Amy Donaldson where they promote civil dialogue and understanding between people of differing views. A Chicago native, Jasen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a Masters of Professional Communication degree at Weber State University.

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