Category Archives for Suicide & Prevention

Wishing for a World without Suicide

Certainly by know you’ve heard that co-founder of Reddit, creator of the RSS feed at age 14, and Internet activist Aaron Swartz, committed suicide.The news hit me hard, as news of people committing

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Are you Ready to #BeBrave?

Are you ready to #BeBrave?The headlines are filled with stories about feelings of hopelessness. At first glance, the world looks like a pretty depressing place, but if you look just long enough…you see

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The Overnight: Fighting Stigma & Suicide Prevention

I have mental illness.Before motherhood, major depression and anxiety. After the kids came, things have started to look quite a bit like bipolar 2. I’ve struggled with self-worth and body image issues

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Knots

In a recent email exchange with a certain family member about mental health (ok, my mental health), it didn’t take long before finding myself in familiar and somewhat frustrating territory.With

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Suicide, Stigma, and Why Society Needs to Grow Up

Photo credit: ThinkstockParis Jackson survives a suicide attempt and the Internet laughs. So I dusted off my soapbox, put on my red lipstick just because I felt like it, and told a story of my own in my

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