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Ceiling in the Floor

When I was asked to speak at Brandon Toh’s memorial service, I had no idea of the journey it would take me on. The speech that I wrote ended up inspiring a full-length production called "Ceiling in the Floor, ” a theater/music/dance piece that tells the story of our friendship and features his incredible music. [...]

By |2017-05-01T14:34:09-07:00May 2nd, 2017|Loss Survivor, Stories, Surviving Suicide|1 Comment

Did Somebody Lose Their Marbles?

After shooting the film “The Crucible,” during which I had a manic episode, I returned to Los Angeles and had to find a new agent. I told him at my interview I had bipolar disorder. He said, “Oh, honey, I’ve had actors wander off sets for weeks on a binge. You are the least of [...]

Finding Life After Death: The Day I Died Didn’t Take Away My Pain

Writing this is hard because even though I’ve spoken about my personal struggles in public and on video those are distant memories. Almost 18 years since my last attempt and 17 years since my last mental health break and hospitalization. I wonder will I lose business opportunities because this attempt is so fresh? How will [...]

By |2017-02-10T09:31:46-08:00January 26th, 2017|Stories, Suicide Prevention, Surviving Suicide|0 Comments

I Don’t Deserve to Be Called a Survivor

I don’t deserve to be called a survivor. I’m just some guy. I never thought my story was worth telling. I never even thought I’d be alive right now. In October 2009, I had just returned home from serving in the army due to being discharged after a mental breakdown. The whole reason I had [...]

By |2017-02-10T09:31:52-08:00January 17th, 2017|Stories, Suicide Prevention, Surviving Suicide|4 Comments