Monthly Archives: September 2016



I’ve lost 5 friends to it. I joined 1 of the 6 children’s response teams in the country and was floored at how inhumane I felt the “standardized” response we (society) continue to deploy. There is no intermediate response, so I wanted to empower everyone with the same skill that professionals have so they can [...]

By |2017-02-10T09:33:20-08:00September 28th, 2016|Mental Health, Stories, Suicide Prevention|0 Comments

This is the Day that Changed Me

It is 8 am.  I shower.  Dress in black.  Get in the car.  Smoke.   I’m shaky.  A little nervous.  I tell myself I’m not.  Deep breathes.  Focus on driving.  Getting closer.  Maybe 20 minutes.  I’m just a person.  I am nobody.  Am I safe?  Do I trust my doctor?  Do  I trust these people?  Do [...]

By |2017-02-10T09:33:31-08:00September 23rd, 2016|Stories, Surviving Suicide|1 Comment

The Alchemy of Healing

For the last fifteen years, I’ve been “out” as a suicide attempt survivor. I’ve shared publicly what it felt like to be unable to live in my own skin, and what it was like to be a patient receiving treatment after suicide attempts. I’ve shared countless times about how the systems that were supposed to [...]

By |2017-02-10T09:33:42-08:00September 9th, 2016|Mental Health, Stories, Surviving Suicide|0 Comments