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Urgency and overcoming suicide

"Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value." Jim Rohn


Very rarely do I come across someone who actually wants to die. Like I was in September of 2017, most people dealing with suicidal thoughts and ideations simply want the pain to stop, the stress do go away, or something similar.

If we were to examine this, we would see one common thread. People want to be well, but sometimes we don't see how we can. One key to this is a sense of urgency. Before that night in 2017, I wanted to be well. I wanted things to be okay and not have to face daily suicidal thoughts and ideations. (And yes, I was facing them every single day.) But there was no urgency in that desire.

It wasn’t until I came face to face with how much these thoughts had been affecting me that the desire gained some urgency.

Now, I am urgent in another desire; to see people overcome the obstacles that lead to suicidal thoughts and ideations. My first focus is to my family of veterans, but that is not my only focus. If you’re dealing with suicidal thoughts and ideations, I need you to know you are loved. We have lost far too many to this epidemic, and I don’t want to lose another one.

That is why I wrote Finding Your Personal Mission, and that is the reason for this page. Remember that you need not walk alone.

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