Faith-based Website: Stallone’s Unexplained Death Forces Public Awareness on Suicidal Thoughts

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In response to the death of 36-year-old filmmaker and actor Sage Stallone Friday, the faith-based website followme.org has published a list of tips for coping with suicidal thoughts.

Sage Stallone, the 36-year-old son of actor Sylvester Stallone, was found dead in his Hollywood home on Friday, according to Los Angeles police authorities.

Police reports indicate that Stallone’s housekeeper asked local authorities to perform a routine welfare check at Stallone’s home on Friday. Upon performing this check, the officers on the scene reportedly discovered Stallone’s dead body in his bedroom, according to published reports.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter described Stallone’s bedroom as littered with prescription bottles, though he would not confirm which prescriptions were present, according to a Los Angeles Times report. No suicide note was uncovered, and there appears to be no sign of foul play, Winters told reporters.

Sage Stallone’s attorney and friend, George Braunstein, told reporters that Stallone’s father, Sylvester Stallone, and mother, Sasha Czack, are “devastated” by the loss of their son, the Los Angeles Times reported. “They may be celebs, but they’re regular parents. It’s tragic,” Braunstein was quoted as saying.

As Hollywood mourns the unexplained loss of Sage Stallone, faith-based website,followme.org, today published a short guide for people coping with suicidal thoughts.

“Sage Stallone’s death is a tragedy, and we sincerely hope that an autopsy reveals natural causes for his death. Nevertheless, this tragedy is a wake-up call about the sad reality of accidental overdose,” the followme.org report states. In the report, followme.org offers a series of suggestions for individuals wrestling with suicidal thoughts. The following tips are included:

1) Just wait.
Give these thoughts at least twenty-four hours before you decide to act on them. Suicidal thoughts are a lot different than actually committing suicide. Work to put some distance between your suicidal thoughts and actually killing yourself.

2) Suicide-proof your home.
Ask a close friend to help you protect yourself from committing suicide. If you need to, leave your home and go somewhere (with someone) where you can feel safe, away from the instruments needed to kill yourself.

3) Avoid drugs and alcohol.
These substances will seriously cloud your ability to think straight about the decision that lies before you. If you want to be able to make a smart decision regarding committing suicide, you need to block out these chemical influences when you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts.

4) Find a friend.
Be honest with yourself about your suicidal thoughts and be honest with someone else, too. Find someone that you can trust, and open up your mind to that person. Even calling a suicide hotline will release the pressure and shift some of the weight of coping to another friend.

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