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What Everyone Get’s Wrong About Suicide

From: http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/causes/what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-suicide/ar-AAGay48?ocid=ientp Assumption: If a person is determined to end their life, there is nothing you can do Why that’s wrong: Some people think that suicidal people can reach a stage where they’re “too far gone.” Not true. “Because suicide is such a drastic step and goes against our fundamental urge toward self-preservation, most suicidal […]

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Thinking of My Father

  I’m thinking of Daddy today. “Forr All The Saints” appears more than once in “Out of the Whirlpool.” Holding my father’s hand as he died was a gift beyond description. I still think of his brave heart and strong arms. And, so, for All Saints Day, here are two excerpts from the book. ~~~ […]

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A survivor’s story: Say it out loud – “Suicide.” – VAntage Point

New blog post on the official US Department of Veterans Affairs Blog. A survivor’s story: Say it out loud – “Suicide.” – VAntage Point “My dream is a world in which suicide does not exist. Impossible perhaps but I’m going to dream it anyway. I know I, alone, can’t make that dream come true. All […]

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Kismet Crosses The Rainbow Bridge

For the first time since Kismet got sick a month ago I can write again. For the first time in two months I feel back on an even keel. I didn’t really sign up for what my “day job” has turned into but I’m learning to take it with good grace.   It all started […]

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A Cold Dark Night in December

A Cold Dark Night in December

What’s a picture of two people in love hugging on skis got to do with a piece about suicide? A suicide attempt is the cause of my blindness. Creating a life worth living from the apparent ashes of my life thirty something years ago took a lot of work. And I needed a lot of […]

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Where It All Began

For folks who’ve elected to be notified by email when I post to my blog, I’ve sorta moved my blog. I’ll continue to post here occasionally but the majority of my blogging will be on my new site. One of these days I’ll figure out how to copy subscribers from this blog to that one. […]

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In Recognition: National Suicide Prevention Week

At 26 years of age, my life had hit rock bottom. Deeply depressed, I had reached the point where I believed I no longer had options. Placing a loaded gun to my head, I pulled the trigger. There was an explosion and, in an instant, my world went dark. I didn’t die, but the failed […]

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