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Like so many others, I've found that writing that could be categorized as self-help, spiritual, or new-age can make one numb with it's blandness. While this type of writing can be powerful for people who are down in the dumps or otherwise looking for motivation, 90% of the the category strikes an inarticulate chord with me.
As an engineer, words like "energy flow" and "cosmic" become a turn-off Read the article >>
Today is my brothers 27th birthday. Or, it would have been, if he had not committed suicide in December 2014.
My brother suffered from unamangeable anxiety & depression. I'm remembering his life, his illness, and his death, as I read the Spring 2016 edition of Tricycle magazine.
Social anxiety comes from being focused on "how we are doing" in this world. We are constantly judging our Read the article >>
The following post is a guest post authored by Josh Rivedal. Josh is founder, executive director of The i'Mpossible Project, and an author, actor, playwright, and international public speaker on suicide prevention, mental health, and diversity.
Captain’s log, Stardate January 2011. Where unfortunately many have gone before. I’m twenty-six years old and thinking about dying… actually Read the article >>
For my survivor story, click here.
I spent a copious amount of time over the past several months preparing my Ignite Boulder talk on Suicide Stigma; both as a means of meticulously preparing for speaking to a large audience, but also a cathartic way of making sense of my own survivor story.
I actually found it pretty hard to find good information online about the epidemic of suicide. I'm Read the article >>
I gave a talk at Ignite Boulder 26 -- The subject of my talk was the stigma of suicide and of mental health -- This was my first time speaking in front of 1400 people, much less about suicide. Here is a video of the talk:
I've attached a transcript of my talk below:
In 2010, I met my family met me for lunch in Manhattan.
4 of them visited but actually only *3* of them were Read the article >>