suicide

When You're A Mother Contemplating Suicide

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Suicide is a complex issue, one which can be caused by numerous factors: i.e., mental health issues, physical health issues, familial issues, and financial issues. They can all put you “at risk.” The matter is a public health crisis. More than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. How do I know so much about suicide? Because I have considered suicide.

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What I Learned From My Brother's Suicide

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I know that in sharing my story of my brother's suicide, I can contribute to greater awareness around the reality of suicide.

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Daisies Grow Through The Cracks: Losing A Friend To Suicide

So many times in life, Daisy grew through the cracks, through what seemed like impossible obstacles.

I knew before I truly knew. When the icon revealing the new Facebook message from Daisy’s brother flashed on my screen, my heart fell to my feet.

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If You See Me Slipping Into Depression, Please Reach Out

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Depression lingers like an unwelcome ghost trailing behind me. And most days, I accept that. I acknowledge that. And, I’m okay. What if one day I’m not?

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Money Does Not Prevent Depression — But It Probably Makes It Easier To Survive It

While money does not prevent depression, it does facilitate the potential for happiness, or at the very least more management of unhappiness.

While money does not prevent depression, it does facilitate the potential for happiness, or at the very least more management of unhappiness.

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Depression Doesn't Care How Much Money You Have

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I am here to tell you to stop judging other people’s outsides and making value judgments on their insides. Depression doesn't care but you should!

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Navigating The Delusions Of A Loved One

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After my mother’s suicide in 2009, I was left with a gnawing sense of guilt. My mother had suffered from an undiagnosed delusional disorder.

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The Quiet Violence At The Heart Of Motherhood 

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From the beginning, mothering and being mothered are both brutal. One day you’ll hurt your mom, I thought. And she’ll hurt you, somehow, without knowing it.

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Destigmatizing Psychiatric Meds Literally Saves Lives

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Bipolar disorder is our legacy. Not a great one, but a legacy just the same. Medications keep me alive. Destigmatizing psychiatric meds saves lives!

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Suicide

I hope my kids have learned from this talk about suicide. I hope that they understand the gravity of bullying and the importance of compassion.

I hope my kids have learned from this talk about suicide. I hope that they understand the gravity of bullying and the importance of compassion.

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