Let’s talk about suicide awareness and prevention with Tip Jones. Tip is a member of the “Town of Mooresvilles Diversity and Inclusion task force” and she wanted to share her story in hopes of being a help and support to others. Her group is highlighting Suicide Prevention for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Tip is s metaphoric leader, entrepreneur, culture worker, and creative engine. She engages innovative solutions of centering minority and women-owned businesses as a natural and integral part of organizations. Tip is a speaker, workshop leader, and panelist.
Several suicide attempts during her youth
Jones strives to use her personal and professional testimony to encourage women because she overcame several suicide attempts during her youth. She wants to let them know that they too can be over-comers. All of these things propel TIP to live out one of her passions: connecting women to share and create action plans for their personal and entrepreneurial success.
Facts about “Suicide”
Over 44,00 americans die by suicide every year
Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death for people 18-65
For every death by suicide, there are over 25 suicide attempts It can be prevented.
80% of teens who die by suicide show warning signs
90% of teens who die by suicide have a mental health problem
What we cover on “Suicide awareness and prevention” show
- Who is Tip Jones
- Tell us about your and your story -Let’s get briefly into your numerous suicide attempts as it relates to Awareness. You were functioning at a high level every day and no one ever knew.
- What did your darkest moments look and feel like internally, if nothing was observed externally
- What does “prevention” mean and what does it look like?
- What did you need and could anyone or anything stop your attempts
- What do people need to know?
- What got you on the other side?
- Discuss how you stay mentally fit and mentally healthy now and how you have been Thriving personally and professionally.
National suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-8255