In the Media: Dr. Springer Addresses the Importance of Understanding Myths About Suicide in an Article With Police1

In the Media: Dr. Springer Addresses the Importance of Understanding Myths About Suicide in an Article With Police1

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Suicide, a topic shrouded in profound sensitivity and complexity, is a matter that commands our attention, empathy, and understanding. 

Stella's Chief Psychologist, Dr. Shauna Springer, ventures into this intricate territory with profound care and expertise in her recent article on Police1. In this thought-provoking piece, she not only addresses common misconceptions about suicide but also navigates the unique psychological landscape of these essential individuals, shedding light on a topic often veiled in darkness.



At the heart of her exploration lies the pervasive myth that suicidal thoughts and ideations are a rarity among warfighters and first responders. Drawing from her wealth of experience, Dr. Springer dismantles this fallacy and reveals a fundamental truth: Those who have weathered the crucible of "mental warfare" often emerge from the depths with a profound appreciation for life. Her words serve as a poignant reminder that, in the face of such challenges, seeking help and openly discussing these thoughts is an act of strength and courage.

"In my experience, when someone comes through the valley of mental warfare, they often feel grateful to be alive." - Dr. Shauna Springer


Beyond dispelling myths, Dr. Springer's article carries a profound message of hope and resilience. It underscores the vital importance of open communication, empathetic understanding, and unwavering support for individuals grappling with suicidal ideation. Her forthcoming online suicide prevention training, meticulously tailored to meet the unique needs of first responders, stands as a testament to her unyielding commitment to raising awareness and providing indispensable resources, particularly during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

 "Navigating the suicidal mode can be a defining moment. We may gain greater clarity on our values and reasons for living." - Dr. Shauna Springer


If you or someone you know is grappling with thoughts of suicide, remember that help is readily available, and reaching out is a courageous stride toward healing. In the past decade, Stella's dual sympathetic reset has emerged as an innovative treatment helping thousands experiencing symptoms like suicidal ideations from anxiety, depression, and post–traumatic stress. DSR SGB can effectively and reduce many symptoms and boasts over an 80% success rate for individuals experiencing emotional trauma and mental health challenges. And the awareness of this rising treatment is only growing by the day.  



To read more of Dr. Springer's article on Police1, click the link below.

5 Common Myths About Suicide


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