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Dr. Carole's Couch

Dr. Carole's Couch

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific

April 17th 2018: Two Stories of Suicide With Different Endings

What determines when depression ends in suicide? The proper mental health treatment is always crucial. But, sometimes seemingly random events can push someone towards life or death. Today's guests present two stories of suicide -with many similarities- yet with different endings. Tired of struggling with family, work and depression, Kevin Berthia climbed on top of the Golden Gate Bridge to end his life. Fortuitously, he was talked down by someone who reminded him of his one reason to live. Om Devi, author of A Dialogue with Depression, tells of her husband's depression, which she felt helple

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Kevin Berthia

Kevin Berthia lost sight of gratitude in 2005 when he attempted to take his life at The Golden Gate Bridge. After jumping the railing, he stood on a narrow cord about 220 feet in the air.
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Om Devi

Om Devi watched her late husband’s mental health decline for decades from clinical depression and with her new book, she aims to help others who are silently struggling. In A Dialogue with Depression, Devi chronicles her observation of her husband’s decades long depression, which led to his suicide.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1047/dr-caroles-couch 07/04/2020 01:00 07/04/2020 02:00 Dr. Carole's Couch https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1047/dr-caroles-couch What determines when depression ends in suicide? The proper mental health treatment is always crucial. But, sometimes seemingly random events can push someone towards life or death. Today's guests present two stories of suicide -with many similarities- yet with different endings. Tired of struggling with family, work and depression, Kevin Berthia climbed on top of the Golden Gate Bridge to end his life. Fortuitously, he was talked down by someone who reminded him of his one reason to live. Om Devi, author of A Dialogue with Depression, tells of her husband's depression, which she felt helpless to stop from ending in suicide. Both stories illuminate key factors that can mean the difference between life or death: the need for human contact, a smiling mask hiding one's pain, mental fatigue from what seems like hopeless struggles, failures of the mental health system, and whether someone is there for you in those final moments.... VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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