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Over half of all suicides involve guns

According to the APA (American Psychiatric Association), over half of all suicides involve guns.

Suicide deaths by method from the APA.

Suicide deaths by method

This is a difficult problem to solve, but there are things that can be done to minimize the danger.

A family member may buy a gun with good intentions of protecting the family.

Unbeknownst to them, another family member might use that gun to commit suicide.

We must emphasize to gun owners that their guns should be under lock and key where no one who is depressed or experiencing overwhelming stress can have access to them.

They need to become mindful of the emotional and mental health of everyone in their home.

Can they commit suicide another way?

Of course they can, but that doesn’t make it okay to leave guns in easy access areas.

Be a responsible gun owner.

Protect your family by locking up your guns.

You probably won’t need it for anything else anyway, according to statistics. I understand that having a gun makes some people feel safer, just don’t let fear rule your actions.

Be responsible.

Learn more at the APA blog.

One superstar talent can damage the team

Everybody wants a superstar talent on their team, right?

A new study has provided some interesting statistics showing how one superstar talent can damage the team.

Whether you are referring to athletes or hens laying eggs, the best of the golden-goosebest causes the rest to under-perform.

This is great news for many people who give up their dream because they are not at the top of their “game.”

Consistency of performance or skill is the true measure of how valuable one can be on a team.

Never give up on a dream!

Read the full story by Cindi May, a Professor of Psychology at the College of Charleston, at Scientific American.