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Sharing – One in 100 deaths is by suicide

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I want abuse survivors to know that healing is possible. I want people dealing with mental health issues to have hope that they can get better. I work hard to get that message out, but those 700,000 people who died by suicide in 2019 won’t ever get to read what you just read. They aren’t here.

I’m tired of that. These numbers are so much more than numbers.… Read More

Sharing – A suicide safety plan saved my life. Here’s what it looks like, and why it worked

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So, maybe before you or someone you love, gets into a crisis situation, it would be a good idea to work on this kind of plan with a professional, so that when you really need it, it’s there. Of course, as Kimberly points out, that means we should be able to talk about our struggles and our own risks when it comes to suicidal thoughts in the first place without the fear of being stigmatized.… Read More

Sharing – How I Talked to My Teen About Suicide-And How You Can Do It Better

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When we talk about sitting with someone in their pain, we have to do the hard thing, we have to acknowledge that their pain is real, and might very well be life-threatening. We don’t want to think that way, but I guarantee you, someone suffering enough to consider suicide, knows for sure that they are absolutely dealing with a life-threatening disease.… Read More

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