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
How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt
In the past month, I’ve gotten several messages asking me for advice regarding how to handle the one-year anniversary of their child’s suicide attempt. My heart breaks for the parents sending the emails – and for the children who went through the experience. I’m not a parent… But I am the person on the other … Continue reading How To Approach The One Year Anniversary Of Your Child’s Suicide Attempt
What To Do If Someone You Love Is Considering 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
Celebrating Three Years Of Life!
I wanted to write a post about my year three. But I didn't know what else to say. Someone in passing said something profound a few weeks ago. "You can spend your whole life analyzing what happened in your past. But then you'll miss out on the life you're having now." So I'm not going … Continue reading Celebrating Three Years Of Life!
46 Reasons Why Not.
46 Reasons Why Not does exactly what its title says—it starts off with my forty-six reasons I listed for not killing myself.
If you obsessions will not go away and you are burdened under the compulsion to act on them, seek professional help immediately.
No, I’m NOT mentally ill! I just don’t want to be alive
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?
When We’re a Danger to Ourselves… and Others
I had no desire to get help to save my life, but I wasn't the only one at risk.
Why We Must Listen to Someone Who’s Suicidal
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?
You’re lucky you know that? You could have died. And there’s nothing special or romantic about that. You just would have been gone. ~Julian from One Tree Hill. During my recovery and break from the working world, I made it my personal mission to watch movies… A lot of movies. A lot of black and … Continue reading #SuicideIsNotRomantic