A Happy New Year for Marie Zhuikov + Suicide Myths + Podcast

8 min readJan 19, 2024

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Happy New Year! Yay, we made it out of the highs and lows, the thrills and chills of the holidays. Many believe December is our deadliest month, when suicide rates soar.

It’s imperative that we all erase that myth. Truth is, spring is our most dangerous season. We’ve survived winter’s harshness, but now as flowers bloom, days brighten, and our bodies revive, we might wonder how it is that we’re struggling worse than ever. The question of “is that all there is?” can become palpable.

This links to expert discussion on the whens and whys of suicide occurrences. There’s more on how important it is that we know about the role of seasonality (Australian’s monthly fatality rates are the inverse of here in the U.S.) at this link. This official site addresses how media should report accurately. For free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for…