Category Archives: MISD

An Open Letter to the ‘Teacher’ who discouraged my child:

Dearest ‘You Know Who You Are’,   This isn’t an attempt to correct a wrong, although it should have been corrected long ago. This isn’t a ploy to get you in trouble, as I am not even going to use … 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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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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Diary of a Mad Angry Woman

Dear Diary, I have HAD it!! Please allow me to explain; You see…I have spent the greater part of the last three months in a huge funk. Or to put it more accurately, I’ve been in another one of my … Continue reading

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We did it!

I completed a race today that I probably would have dropped other than the fact that I felt I needed to run it for JC. I wanted the loss my town felt by his death to be known. And that … Continue reading

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Youth Suicide -Gone Too Soon

My children and I are running local races this weekend in memory of a friend of my daughter’s. 15 year old JC. He completed suicide on Tuesday, January 8.

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The Lacking of the Person – The Fallibility of the Educator – The Falsehood of the Education System = One phrase, “I am too busy”

The Lacking of the Person – The Fallibility of the Educator – The Falsehood of the Education System = One phrase, “I am too busy” Recently, I have begun to contemplate going back to school for my Ph.D. I LOVED … Continue reading

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