Category Archives: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

It’s Been A Long Time (I.E. Happiness ~ Survival > Existing)

 The title is kind of making fun of some of my former posts. I am currently in remission from Major Depression (Thank God). Of the things real/possible/suggested/hypothesed/etc. this condition is the one I know I am most in danger … Continue reading

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I wish I could explain what I felt that day…a 17 year old’s story of her mother’s suicide attempt

(My daughter was asked to write a true account of an incident or something she is living with others don’t know about as an assignment for theater. It was to be written in first person, monologue style. This is what … Continue reading

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Can they be saved

My daughter mentioned to me a few weeks/days ago that someone she knew at school had lost her mother. She had lost her to suicide. I felt that familiar numbness envelop me, took a Xanax and said something about how … Continue reading

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Judgement, Self Hate, Stigma, Peace and Suicide in High School (and beyond)…

I walk around the town where I live wondering if this person knows; if they’ve read my blog and can see through me; if they are looking past my smile into the pain and hate underneath. Do they know I … Continue reading

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The Story. My story I will leave in Washington D.C.

I am honored to have the opportunity to speak about my personal experience with mental illness and suicide at the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) events taking place next week in Virginia and Washington D.C. I will speak to … Continue reading

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