Tag: suicide

My Father Died Three Times

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.

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What Do You Say To Someone Grieving A Suicide Loss?

Grief is a feeling, it’s a state, but it’s not supposed to be a conversation starter.

How Do You Say Goodbye After A Suicide

Many people get to prepare for the deaths of their loved ones. Suicide doesn’t give you that option.

Why I Wouldn’t Tell A Suicidal Person “Suicide Doesn’t End The Pain, It Passes It To Someone Else”

“Suicide doesn’t end the pain, it passes it to someone else” It seems that this quote pops up all around the media and within the mental health community. Last year, a photo with this exact saying went viral, and it plastered the mental health community. And I’ll be honest in

The Death Anniversary

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.

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?

[Guest Blog] Life After My First Bipolar Episode

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

Suicidal With A Phobia Of Death

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

Sharing Your Mental Health Story With The Media

With more access than ever to share your thoughts and feelings with as many or as little people as you would like. It’s opened a whole new world of opportunity for public figures and advocates. For me, I am so passionate about raising awareness of mental health and suicide, I

Supporting A Loved One With A Disability

My husband’s condition is not something I talk about often but it isn’t something I hide. My husband suffers from epileptic seizures, to be exact, he has absence seizures. His seizures are unpredictable, they can happen at any moment, they usually last around a minute. In retrospect, we live a

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