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Stung by Suicide

 Stung by Suicide, Bill Whittle discusses suicide in the military with concrete suggestions (about 10 minutes):  http://conservativevideos.com/2014/08/stung-suicide-20-service-members-day-kill/#XHepV3kLTdWO8hZx.01

Robin Williams choice to end his life disturbed deep waters.  956 more words


Robin Williams: Depression in the Spotlight

Although people suffer from depression everywhere and too many individuals decide to take their own lives as a result of their pain, mental illness will always get the spotlight when society loses a well-known figure to suicide. 362 more words

Mental Health

Tears of a clown

I admit, when I heard about Robin Williams, I was shocked. Based on the reactions on social media, I was not alone.

Suicide (also called intentional self-harm) the number 10 leading cause of death in the US according to the Center for Disease Control.(1) Much of the material for suicide and suicide prevention focuses on adolescents and young people, and for good reason. 647 more words


Depression and suicide *trigger warning

Depression is not easy to see, the happiest girl in your class may be suffering from depression or even worse…may be having suicidal thoughts.

The point of this post is that, i want people to be aware of their words and actions. 166 more words


Out of the Darkness



Last fall, I volunteered at a community walk for suicide prevention.  It was located at a park plaza in the center of Downtown Portland, OR.  All ages in the community came out for it.  1,131 more words


Why Suicide Awareness Sadly Won't Prevent Suicide

This week was a tough week.

I faced the typical day-to-day challenges with my car breaking down. (Twice)  Work challenges…and some of the not so typical challenges — divorce struggles, and saying goodbye to my daughter.  1,164 more words

Divorce Recovery

Today is a day for reflection....

Well, here I am again, and at a much more reasonable hour of the day than my usual missive-writing.

The press have reported positively on the sad demise of beloved actor #RobinWilliams.   726 more words