There is a part of me that feels guilty when I’m breaking down in tears because I read in the news that someone I have never met has died. I feel ashamed for grieving over a stranger, when those who knew them are probably going through the worst time in
My life did not end with my father, as much as it felt like it did at the time.
So here is the thing, the real bit of advice I want you all to know; don’t be afraid to live, because the best way to honour death, is with life.
I never imagined that I would have to live my life without my dad in it, at least, not for another 50 odd years. I never believed that I would have to spend a single fathers day, without my dad. I remember talking to an ex who had lost their
Many people get to prepare for the deaths of their loved ones. Suicide doesn’t give you that option.
Losing someone, no matter how it happens, hurts. We experience grief in a breakup from our lover, a fallout with our friends or even becoming distant from our family. Grief isn’t just about death.
Christmas is my favorite season of the year. I literally live for it. I’ve always been enveloped by the Christmas spirit, months before and on the day; I’m genuinely happy. It’s a beautiful reminder of the things we do have, the family and loved ones we are blessed with. When
What people are saying when a person “commits” suicide, is reinforcing that they are criminals or perhaps something else judgemental.
But there is no crime in suicide and the only judgment should be as to why the person was left to feel that their life needed to end.
Why is the crime caused by the victim and not the events that led to their demise? Is this another way for society to victim blame?
Today, I feel normal… so normal that I might just cry. To someone who has no personal ties to a mood disorder, this statement may seem odd, even bizarre. Why would someone be so emotional about feeling just “okay”? Here’s the thing: for the past four years, I have constantly
Not long ago, I stood in front of an audience of maybe 100 and declared that I was in fact suicidal. It was part of a speech where I wanted to remove the stigma around suicide and be completely blunt in the fact that suicide can claim anyone as a
When you love your family, you expect that they will be there for you till the end, your siblings will grow old with you and your parents will die when they are over 80, hopefully of old age. You expect your parents to be there at your graduation, your wedding,