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JD Schramm Explains Why Society Must Breaks its Silence on Suicide

 - Jan 11, 2012
JD Schramm, a business and communications professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, shares his personal experience as an individual who has attempted to commit suicide at one point in his life. His speech hones in on society's responsibility to dismantle the taboos surrounding suicide, depression and addiction. JD Schramm explains how today's taboos regarding suicide lead individuals suffering from mental health diseases to feel only more isolated and alone. His speech encourages society to break its silence on suicide in order to save the lives of so many individuals struggling alone. JD Schramm believes that more resources and a new attitude towards the issue can help individuals who are contemplating suicide to reclaim control over their lives and find peace with themselves.