I Just Want to Die! Do I have your attention? Good! If someone said this to you, do you know what you would say? What you would do? We never know how we're going to respond in any given situation. It isn't until we receive training and experience that we learn what is best. But, … Continue reading 5 Things Not to Say to a Suicidal Person
For the previous 26 days, you have read posts focused on a central theme, The Alphabet of Happiness. Each letter of the alphabet brought new words and suggestions for why you should pursue happiness in your life and how you can go about doing it. My hope is that you will find at least one … Continue reading Happiness, the Alphabet, and You!
My phone rang early Monday morning. This is a rare event in my home. No one ever calls me. Not wanting to budge from the warmth and comfort of my bed, I hesitated to get up and answer the ring. But, something pushed me to get up. I just had this feeling that I should … Continue reading An Avalanche of Grief!
I'm not a so-called mental health professional. I don't have any professional degrees hanging on my wall or in an office. I don't have a cool title before or after my name. However, I am a professional of my own experiences. I am a suicide survivor. Today, September 10th is an extremely noteworthy day. World Suicide … Continue reading What Suicide Isn’t!
** Trigger Warning ** I've been there and since you're reading this, you've probably been there too. I'm talking about those moments, days, weeks, months and even years when you feel so depressed that you want to give up. I have been through so many of those times that I have lost track of the … Continue reading Depression: How it Feels
Do you stay up nights worrying about tomorrow or other days in your future? Do you go on vacation and find yourself worrying about everything rather than enjoying yourself? Do you find yourself easily distracted while at work because you're worrying about events outside of your work? If you answered yes to any of these … Continue reading Tips From a Master Worrier!
I think it's fair to assume that everyone has experienced the 'countdown'. This is a period of time in which you begin to count down the days before a special event or occasion is going to occur. This might be your much anticipated birthday, wedding, due date, vacation, retirement or something else altogether. So, you're … Continue reading 251 Days From Now
Not feeling up to par? Do you feel kind of down? Well, truth is, this happens to all of us. We all have those downer type of days, weeks, and months. Those are the times when you pull the sheet up over your head and try to hide. It happens to the best of us. … Continue reading Depression: Give Yourself a Break
Brain fog. Dead space. Down and out. Abyss. Demons of darkness. The dogs days. We have all experienced moments like this. I think it is highly unlikely that everyone on this planet, at one time or another, hasn't felt this way. It is part of being human. It is an emotion, a feeling and a natural reaction to … Continue reading What Music Inspires You?
The struggle is real! We have all been depressed at some time or another. Things happen of which we have no control over. We react and we respond. Some of these uncontrollable and unexpected events lead us to feelings of depression. This is known as situational depression. However, if like myself, you have been diagnosed with … Continue reading 10 Ways to Get UN-depressed