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Sharing Stories: How I Learned to Stop Fearing Attempt Survivors

It was about a year after my son Noah’s suicide, at a conference for survivors of suicide loss, when I first heard someone describe what led to their own suicide attempt. My hackles bristled so fiercely I couldn’t hear the details. I resisted being dragged inside that bleak and scary place, as if despair were [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:14:41-07:00January 19th, 2018|Loss Survivor, Stories|0 Comments

Being a Parent with Suicidal Thoughts

I am a more compassionate parent to my son because I live with suicidal thoughts. And it took me until this moment to realize that. Since trying to end my life over 15 years ago, I have seen a lot of doctors, tried a lot of different therapies, and a lot of diagnoses have been [...]

By |2017-10-09T14:47:00-07:00October 11th, 2017|Attempt Survivors, Hope|0 Comments

Hotel Room Drapes

The dark hotel room lurked around me; the cold blue and gray carpet oozing the dank sani-odor of disinfectants and air freshener. Hotel rooms are the Rorschachs of the soul, commoditized dwelling units designed as homes away from homes but always failing. What you see in a hotel room is what you bring to the [...]

By |2017-09-20T10:15:35-07:00September 20th, 2017|Attempt Survivors, Stories|1 Comment

Story Telling and Suicide Prevention

Director Lisa Klein was the guest on a recent Sally Spencer-Thomas podcast about why storytelling is so critical in effective suicide prevention. Intimate, vulnerable, inspiring stories let us know we are not alone. Stories of recovery allow us to see a road map before us that leads us out of our despair. To listen to [...]

By |2017-09-12T09:56:52-07:00August 10th, 2017|Interviews, Latest News|0 Comments