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THIS WEEK:Suicide Is Not Painless
Join Noreen Sumpter as she discusses suicide. Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. With the death of two American icons over the past week, Bourdain and Spade, it seems like suicide is a hot topic. But, truthfully, this is something that is an ongoing problem. It is largely ignored in the black community, especially with men.
According to the CDC, suicide is not the 3rd-leading cause of death for backs ages 15-24. Join Noreen tonight as she speaks with Dr. Nicole Naggar and leans into the conversation of suicide. It’s not a pretty subject, but a necessary one. Check on your strong friends.
The National Suicide Prevention LifeLine is available 24-7. Call 1-800-273-8255.
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After the passing of two American icons due to suicide, Noreen discusses this ongoing problem that is suicide.
Noreen begins the show by talking about her Monday where she met Lil Kim as well as Beyonce’s stylist. Noreen, who is not a fashionista, got to discuss the craft of creating your own style and celebrate the other Black performers from the NYC area being honored. Noreen then introduces her guest of the evening, Dr. Nicole Naggar, who goes on to explain how she is a psychiatrist and how she goes about it her practice. Nicole began her medical career as a pediatrician, but after deciding that was not the practice for her she realized there were other ways to help and so began her path into psychiatry. Noreen explains that her and her younger sister, who is a plastic surgeon, have talked about writing a joint paper focusing on mental health issues and how their two practices can go hand in hand. This leads Noreen into her next segment which focuses on suicide.
Segment 2 begins with Noreen shifting to the topic of suicide by bringing up the deaths of two American icons, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Dr. Naggar gives her insights on the Kate Spade case, explaining how she suffered in silence and never told anyone that she was suffering from depression. Dr. Naggar informs listeners of a suicide prevention helpline and urges people to call for help cause there are other options and people out there who want to help. The two agree that even in this day in age we have not come far enough when it comes to this stigmatization that goes along with suicide. Nicole mentions that these people suffering from mental illness need medication to help and some people aren’t getting it. She also explains how and why victims get to the state where they want to commit suicide, she mentions that many of these victims have been exposed to certain things and if they don’t get the right kind of help they will go into a silent, dark place and if exposed to certain means they can carry out the act of suicide. The two things that will help the change is both medication and treatment through psychiatry, according to Dr. Naggar.
Nicole starts the segment talking about the observing self. One way to help cope with mental illness is to step back, zoom out, and take a look at ourselves. If you’re feeling pain, slowing the world down and taking a look at yourself from the outside can help make things feel a little better. If someone is listening to this segment and still feels like they can’t get over what they’re going through Nicole urges them to hold on to any little thing that resembles hope. Noreen asks “ What’s one action that you can do today to make you feel better about yourself, because people like Kate and Anthony seemed to have it at all.” Nicole explains how beauty is seen in the beholder of the eye, people view things in different ways and what might seem ideal to some isn’t always for others. Noreen makes the point If you let bad aspects of your life cloud over all the good things that’s when people start let the bad control the good, and at that point what can you do to counter that? Nicole explains how that’s where anxiety comes in and takes over peoples lives.
Finals segment focuses on the warning signs of suicidal thoughts and what people need to look out for. Noreen reads out many different signs that can indicate suicidal thoughts. Dr. Naggar wants people to know that this idea that you’ll be locked in a hospital if you tell someone you’ve had suicidal thoughts is not true and people need to take a step back. It is important to let people know and talk about how you’re feeling because that is the only way to get help. She has seen cases where victims get sent home and receive help going from there. Nicole wants to see more acception when it comes to the issue of mental health.