Episode 20 - Kristie Knights - Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Kristie Knights Show Notes - July 24th, 2018

“Darkness occurs in all of our lives from time to time. Kristie will illuminate your path, with genuine partnership and expertise, to heal from hurt, learn ways to develop and sustain peace, joy, and success in your life, home, and heart.”

2:06 - iRise Leadership Institute - mission to eradicate suicide

2:52 - Located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

3:07 - What is psychotherapy?

3:44 - Raised with over 300 foster children, resident therapist.

4:24 - Had her own advice column in the 6th grade

4:53 - Wrote a book - (Lisa Mack Finn Author of the Book Unknown) started with a Facebook post looking for people with suicidal tendencies - published in 2016 - Unsung Heroes - Deconstructing Suicide Through Stories of Triumph (48 people wrote a chapter) 35 authors in the book, handful that weren’t emotionally ready. Get her book here, all proceeds go to suicide prevention and awareness: https://secure.affinipay.com/pages/iriseleadership/payments

9:17 - Collaborative Divorce Coach - less expensive than litigation and a shorter period of time.

13:01 - Stigma around suicide and the shame associated with it.

15:45 - Fear of abandonment/rejection

19:43 - National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255

22:09 - Crisis Lines - Resolve in Allegheny County - Come to your home and do the evaluation. 1-888-796-8226

24:30 - 13 Reasons Why, current state of the world

29:00 - Celebrity suicides and the impact on society.

33:00 - Are some people at greater risk than others?

36:18 - Let go of commit suicide or committed suicide (feels like a crime)

38:11 - Triggered or trigger, how do you replace that word?

40:00 - Listener questions

41:15 - We were taught suicide is the ultimate sin (religion).

42:40 - Know what county the person lives in (call Resolve) - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

43:20 - Accepting and forgiving - survivors guilt

46:30 - Therapy for self-harm.

47:53 - Supplements for depression that can help.

48:45 - Self-care and practicing it on a regular basis.

52:10 - She has not watched the news since 9/11.

56:21 - Unsung Heroes - podcast - would love to interview anyone - kristieknights.com - iTunes, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, C Suite network

58:11 - Website for iRiseLeadership.com - all proceeds go to suicide prevention and awareness https://www.iriseleadership.com/

58:48 - Every Tuesday night - live on Facebook - for an hour and a half, 8:30 pm EST on facebook, under Kristie Knights (public profile) can ask either publicly or direct message and do it anonymously.

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