“In the past, have you ever attempted to seriously hurt yourself?” She means have I ever tried to kill myself. I wiped my sweaty palms on my jeans. “Um, yeah. I’ve tried to kill myself,” I counted with my fingers in my lap, “…about, a handful of times.” A handful. A neat five little fingers. […]
As I pass the baton to my colleagues at the Lifeline, I’m filled with gratitude that we have created a little space on the Internet where everyone matters.
Sometimes the spark dies down so another bigger one starts and your whole life is filled with light.
The walk helped change how I thought about my own loss. I wasn’t alone anymore.
Parker explains what you can do and say to help be an ally to the trans community.
This is the story of a survivor.
I believe that anyone can make an impact to prevent suicide. You don’t have to know someone who’s struggling, and you don’t have to “talk someone out of it.”
#Bethe1to make sure that the lives of these people- our friends, family members, neighbors, and peers- are still remembered and celebrated even though they are gone.
Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. Talking about it, even if it is uncomfortable at times, is a great place to start.
Surviving the death of a friend causes intense pain I would never wish on anyone else. Not after I learned how it feels to be on the other side.