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The Ethics of Working With Suicidal Clients

I wrote this essay years ago, when I was still in grad school and had no idea that I would end up specializing in suicide prevention later in my career! 1,667 more words

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Day 904: Free Associations

Did you know that some  psychological tests ask people to make free associations with pictures?

What associations do you have with this photo, which I took early yesterday morning? 686 more words

Personal Growth


It’s more Blue,

more blue than is believable.

Cold blue unmixed and dirty for Kerouac.

100 proof blue silk.

Untampered, unperfected, natural blueness.

Epic blue song about a moon. 108 more words



Free, big blue eyes,
Blue rose wallpaper make beloved
Blue the favorite color of all.
Blue puff sleeved party dress
With blue, crinoline petticoat
Up over head, showing blue undies. 56 more words


Another Free Association

Ok if you didn’t see the first one. This is a 2 min free association. I write whatever comes to my mind not paying attention to what I’m saying. 137 more words

Deep Thoughts

Suicide And Death: A Complicated Relationship

Creative Commons image from JD Hancock

“Sometimes I really want to kill myself.”

“I hear that’s bad for your health!”

The above exchange took place between a suicidal teenager and their friend.

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Beginning. Middle. End.

Beginning. Middle. End. It’s such a simple idea, yet I’m always surprised how we find ways to avoid its inevitable progression. Can anything escape this fundamental narrative structure? 585 more words

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