Monthly Archives: September 2013

What does God think about Suicide?

Recent events, Suicide Awareness Day, Week and Month upon us and Mental Health Day (on October 10th) have made me very curious and insatiably needing to read/ hear/ learn all I can on the subjects of suicide, mental illness, depression … Continue reading

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The Loony Bin

“Madness is the jail we could all end up in. And we know it. And watch our step. For a lifetime. We behave. A fantastic and entire system of social control, by the threat of example as effective over the … Continue reading

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Second Chance

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~ Kahil Gibran I was allowed to choose between a couple of hospitals once the case worker realized I was willing to go along … Continue reading

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The last blog (1 Month) prior to the attempt, TITLED: For all the single mothers

***** I wrote this and posted it to my Facebook page one month prior to my attempt. I remember the day I wrote this. I was giving up on my relationship progressing to something serious and saw myself in the future … Continue reading

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Can’t maintain the façade

**I wrote this several months ago when I was in one of the darkest places I have ever been in my life. Since then I have alternately felt compelled to do my part in attempting to de-stigmatize and then also … Continue reading

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‘It WAS NOT your fault this happened’

Originally posted on What happens now?:
We asked, and Grace Kim answered. Our call last week for video stories brought this: We asked her: “What’s been the response so far? And, not an uncommon question: What does your family think?”…

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I was going to die that day *Warning: This has graphic and possibly triggering descriptions of a suicide attempt. Do NOT read if sensitive to such material.*

*Warning: This has graphic and possibly triggering descriptions of a suicide attempt. Do NOT read if sensitive to such material.* Almost nine months ago today I had what I am sure I will remember as the worst day of my … Continue reading

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