Mike Mccready, TOM, Crohn's Disease discussed on KMOX Profiles
Org. Mike you are on. I'm listening. Good morning. Good morning. How are you doing good? Thank you, Mike. What do you have for us today, sir? Well, basically have two stories if there's not gonna take up all your, Tom. My first story started out when I was real young. I was about probably twenty one. My best friend. I mean, this guy was my best friend and a whole lot. Will he called me twenty four hours before he committed suicide, and I didn't know that he was going to commit suicide. I've really had no clue about it. And what happened was he came came to my house about four o'clock in the morning was like you're going through this. I'm going through that. And I talked to him. I said man, you have a lot of living to do you feel like you're fortunate? But what I've come to realize is that you don't know how what you person is when they with what they're dealing with. And I was going through a lot and Mike. I I would like to I would like to pause there because you just said something that's really important. And I would like talk to talk about it. Then we'll get back to another part of your story. But Mike is a survivor like he was at the epicenter of somebody else that we that. He lost a suicide like that. And that I know has happened in my life with with my daughter. And that's I mean, the person that still here that his so close to that. They they do go through a lot. And I didn't know how to help the person that's still here. And and and what if you have any comments on that, Dr Whiteside? Yeah. When somebody dies by suicide, and you've been a witness you've been in that person's life. You know, you really need to take it seriously that you you've been through a trauma that you by by proxy by being so close to that person your risk of depression, anxiety of even suicide increases. So it is important that the the people know that to take care of somebody who has been through something like that you've been through Mike and Mike. What is the other story you'd like to share with us, sir? My it's my thirteen year old Brad said he's going through a lot right now. And you believe it or not years, call them disease, and he's really go to a lot of anxiety with Beauce at the school and things of that nature. So like some comes oh, I wanna kill myself. And I would get upset not upset with all. But but the situation, and I talked to him about it. And I'm like man, it ain't worth it. Because after like this in our the listeners to understand this about suicide. This is the main factor, but. When you. Or you wanna kill yourself. Just think about all people care about. You think about how selfish sometimes because now old you hurt yourself? You vote in a whole what's the people really really really care about you. And. A mental breakdown all those things, and I'm not trying to say that as well 'cause human life. Do things all come together and say, you know, what I don't want to kill myself because the personal round the corner is talking about me. I don't wanna talk where I don't want to myself because the bully is taking my let's money, Mike. You said Mike, you said some beautiful words. You are. Absolutely, right. We all have to come together. And I and I do appreciate the call. And by the way, Mike real quick we because we heard from Mike mccready of Pearl Jam earlier. Mike mccready has Crohn's disease, and he has been so open about what he's gone through with that disease. So if you can if you can go find Mike mccready, he does all these he does like benefits for Crohn's disease. He's very open about it. Maybe there's something there that your nephew grandson could actually be inspired by because that helps doesn't if we can find somebody who's been in our shoes that well, we could look to or you think. Okay. There's still living their life in a successful fashion. I gotta think that's helpful. Yeah. When you're looking in when you're trying to get through something find somebody finds somebody who you can look up to. Who's talked about how they did it. You know, get therapy. Do all these things but find somebody you can use as an example, you know, he also made another point which was that when you kill yourself. And you put those that you love at risk. So you may feel like a complete burden a total mess up. But just think this means that if you leave that means your little brother or your sister your on their risk for suicide goes up. So it's not just about you, an we're not telling you that feel guilty. We're not saying suicide a selfish, but we are saying is there a real impact. There's a real impact when you kill yourself. And it has broader reach than you might anticipate. And we had a previous caller who her level of awareness of that was amazing because that's what she said was a reason why she didn't because she didn't want to give that burden to anybody else. I've talked to people about in their last moments before they were about to attempt the image of somebody came into their mind. And they realized oh, wow. I can't do this to them. I can't do. That's what stopped them. So I want you to know right now. Now before you get to that point like don't don't leave when you could put somebody else that you care at greater risk and put them through more suffering. I surely hope Michael that you also have people you can talk to people you can be with it can give you a lotta love because you deserve. A man. No doubt about it. It's I'm listening, and if you would like to call in or get any of the resources that we have available today. And or if you miss.