In the wake of last week’s news of the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain — who died, back-to-back, by suicide — we are left to grapple yet again with mental health in America and what it means about all of us when even seemingly hyper-successful people struggle to stay afloat and stay alive. 801 more words
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an open, honest letter for everyone struggling with thoughts of suicide from one here struggling right alongside you.
I’m about to say some things in this open letter that may upset a lot of people. I’m willing to take that risk only because I know in my heart of hearts that what I’m going to say is actually more likely to help and to heal far more people in the long run and honestly catching shade and hateful words from a large group of people who may be angered is worth it to me even if just one person finds the healing that they need. 3,287 more words
At some point in everyone’s life there comes a time when you need someone to pour your heart out to. Someone who will listen to what you think is ‘silly’ and not bat an eyelid, hand you copious amounts of tissues and give you some perspective when you need it the most. 993 more words
Most active shooters don’t just “snap” and shoot up a school because they’re mentally ill, according to a new FBI report.
Instead, future active shooters exhibit a variety of concerning pre-attack behaviours that friends and loved ones can identify days, weeks or even months before the behaviour results in tragedy. 818 more words