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Choosing to Live: 3 Questions That Can Quell Suicidal Thoughts

Choosing to Live, by Dain Heer. Suicide. Photograph of fork in road by Oliver Roos

Photograph by Oliver Roos

Tools to reclaim your strength and desire live

It is strange to write about suicide when you’re happy. It nearly seems disrespectful. Because if you’ve really been there, at the point of killing yourself, you know it is not a show, a gamble or a play for attention.

That moment in time, that point of no return when you make the choice to end your life, is more real than anything you’ve ever experienced — and it changes everything. And if you choose beyond it, if you choose to live, you are forever different.

I know, because I did. And I am.

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, I would like to share my story and some of the tools that allowed me to choose beyond the point of suicide.

This was many years ago, I had just become a Doctor of Chiropractic and I had my whole life in front of me…as they say.

At the

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