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
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 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.
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?
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
Time To Change is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they've been personally affected by mental illness or not. The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help … Continue reading Time To Change – U.K.
What can we learn about crisis intervention from the Parable of the Good Samaritan?