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My Dad Died By Suicide But He Did Not Commit Suicide

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?

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Behind The Platfrom

I never intended to make a name for myself or live outside of the shadows that I am all so used too. Yet, here I am, lucky enough to spend every day and waking moment trying to use my platform to try to do good; to help others. It still

What I Want Employers To Understand About My Mental Illness

As someone with a mental illness, I know how hard it is to go to work and try to function day-to-day; It is easy to become overwhelmed and to feel imprisoned. I’ve had a few jobs, from waitressing to being a receptionist, all have ended essentially because of poor mental

Suicide: Fear Of Being Sectioned

I will always remember my first experience of going to the hospital after a suicide attempt. Honestly, I had no idea to expect, it all happened so fast and to be frank, I was feeling pretty high, must have been a response to the OD. I met my doctor, the

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