5 Things Not to Say to a Suicidal Person

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

What Suicide Isn’t!

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!

Depression: How it Feels

** 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

A Top 10 Book (BPD)

Like so many, I enjoy curling up on the couch with a good book in hand (fiction or nonfiction). I settle into a relaxing and comfortable position knowing I have an hour or two to immerse myself into something magical (I hope). Long ago are the days of a frantic and dizzying pace of reading … Continue reading A Top 10 Book (BPD)