As both a suicide attempt and loss survivor, I need to climb up onto my soapbox for a minute. Suicide attempts, from a "preventative" standpoint, are rarely, if ever, as easily prevented as calling a hotline or a loved one. "Reaching out" — while incredibly important — is not the be-all-end-all of preventative strategies. Especially [...]
You may not understand my pain, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t valid.
Give me the '13 Reasons Why' of the 92-95% of people who wake up and have to face a world they weren’t expecting to see again.
There has never been a moment when I’ve forgotten that I am both. I’m not allowed to forget.
A third of us will attempt again within a year. So why aren't we talking about this?