Tag Archives: suicide

Rippling Effects of Suicide


[Written Saturday morning] Richard and I went to a garage sale at our neighbor’s house this morning; I was excited to get out of the house and go to a sale or two.  To my surprise I found some really … Continue reading

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Why I Said No to Suicide [updated May 23, 2012]


(Written several weeks ago, I had hoped to post it sooner, but have been offline more often than online.) A previous post mentions a person threatening suicide on Facebook.  There is probably nothing else on earth I take more seriously … Continue reading

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Facebook, Betrayal, and a Web of Lies


While I have been dealing with my own and my Dad’s health issues, I’ve been offline quite a bit. One thing that had kept me engaged online was a young girl I met on Facebook in a support group.  At … Continue reading

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“Depression: Out of the Shadows” – Powerful PBS Documentary


[Although this was posted in my ‘Back to the Beginning’ posts, dated June 2010, I wanted to re-post it because I watched the video again online and there is so much great information, I HAVE to mention it again.  I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: The Dark Place (posted Apr. 26, 2009)


I appreciate ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy for a lot of reasons. The character development and some of the realness of the characters fascinate me. There was one episode where either Christina or Meredith asked the other if they were in that … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Support Group Topic Mood Swings (posted Feb. 28, 2009)


With the excitement of the hit and run Wednesday night, I did not wish to overlook the important support group we had. The topic for the night was Mood Swings. The Occupational Therapist started by sharing some sad news. A … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Destination: Diagnosis and New Stormfront: Disability Attorney (posted Aug. 18 and 22, 2008)


Monday, August 18, 2008 Destination: Diagnosis With my ongoing struggles, I still knew somewhere deep down inside that I had changed, something about me was, well, ‘different.’ Having lost my job with the chiropractor and my spinal care was not … Continue reading

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