I was at an event recently and someone said something that got my attention. In that moment, I didn’t know how to respond in the moment – so here it is now. The question was asked… “Why is it the happiest people – comedians especially – commit suicide?” This got me thinking back to a … Continue reading Why The “Happiest” People Commit Suicide
What should you do when a loved one is considering suicide? The first thing to do is not to think they're just blowing off steam by saying they want to die. Always. Always take it seriously. Yes, they might not mean they want to do anything, but we don't always know for sure. It's best … Continue reading What To Do If Someone You Love Is Considering Suicide
46 Reasons Why Not does exactly what its title says—it starts off with my forty-six reasons I listed for not killing myself.
It broke my heart that my mom never got the help she needed. What would it take for me to seek the help I didn't think I needed?
I had no desire to get help to save my life, but I wasn't the only one at risk.
It’s not about statistics and all of that. There’s a person. A human. A soul behind this person who is struggling. You could be helping to save a life. Do you get that?
What can we learn about crisis intervention from the Parable of the Good Samaritan?