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Suicide Prevention Podcasts

CBP has developed a series of suicide prevention and awareness podcasts full of inspiring stories from employees impacted by suicide. These are powerful stories from within CBP. They are unscripted conversations about firsthand experiences with suicide, its risk factors, and aftermath.

Episode 1

In Episode 1, Dr. Kent Corso speaks with a Border Patrol agent who lost his son to suicide recently. 

Episode 2

In Episode 2, Dr. Corso speaks with a CBP supervisor who learned that one of her employees was considering suicide. She used resources available to all CBP employees as well as her personal experience to connect with that employee and assist in their time of need.

Episode 3

In Episode 3, CBP employee Sal talks about the time he considered suicide. Distraught with grief over events in his personal life, Sal showed several warning signs of suicide and his coworkers noticed. He discusses how their intervention saved his life and the events that followed.

Episode 4

In Episode 4, Dr. Corso speaks with CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller about his experience losing his father to suicide.

Episode 5

In Episode 5, Dr. Corso speaks with CBP instructor Christina about her experience with domestic violence and how being in an abusive relationship can trigger thoughts of suicide.

Episode 6

In Episode 6,  Chaplain Will and Dr. Corso discuss Will's transition from military to civilian life and how he overcame thoughts of suicide.

Episode 7

In Episode 7,  Dr. Corso talks with Border Patrol Agent Cody about an on-the-job incident that led to thoughts of suicide.  

Episode 8

Episode 8 features Kimbra, a CBP employee who has recovered from addiction. As she explains, addiction can lead to suicidal thoughts. Her story and insight may help inspire us to take the first step in “showing up” as the best version of ourselves.

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