Suicide Prevention - Free resources
Make it to Midnight partners with available resources to help those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. Jim Denning, the founder of The Denning Center, understands suicidal tendencies first-hand. That realization, however, almost came too late. In 2009, Jim was diagnosed with bipolar disorder II, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, malaise, ADHD, and suicidal ideation. He was denied life insurance and was told to go on disability because his doctors labeled his symptoms as “treatment-resistant.”
Unwilling to accept this prognosis, Jim developed a set of suicide prevention tools and protocols to combat his unique situation. The first step was to resolve the conflict within himself. By understanding the source of his inner conflict he is able to live in harmony with himself.
It was all about changing the way he viewed his brain and himself––in essence, accepting his true nature and aligning his values and desires with what served him best in the workforce.
Author of Make it to Midnight: Learning to Live When You Want to Die, Jim Denning is a licensed counselor and pastor living in San Antonio, TX. He holds Master of Arts degrees in counseling and ministry and was formerly a senior information technology professional, member of Mensa, and a technical trainer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He launched Make it to Midnight, a suicide prevention support resource for anyone struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.
Suicide is a global crisis – but it doesn’t have to be.
Lao Tzu said that depression is pain from the past, and anxiety is pain from the future. To live a happy life, we must learn to live in the present.
Make it to Midnight dedicates its time and resources to help individuals find relief from the struggle with suicide. Suicide prevention is possible and we offer a free resource for help. We realize that suicide is a global public health crisis. Before the Covid-19 novel pandemic, nearly 1 million people died from suicide around the world each year. Since the pandemic struck in 2020, we’ve seen an increase in suicide rates. In June 2020, more deaths are attributed to suicide than in war, natural disasters, and homicide combined.
Depression is the #1 cause of work-related absences in the U.S. and costs employers an estimated $41 billion annually in lost productivity from days missed. This doesn’t even account for the cost of replacing an employee if an individual leaves the job.
Are you in a crisis?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish. Learn more
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Call 800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741
If this is an emergency, please dial 911 or contact one of the suicide prevention support centers.
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