Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope

SUICIDE PREVENTION: LOVE & HOPE Last week, we shared some of our story in hopes of helping someone, anyone, navigate mental health struggles and suicidal ideation. It’s real and horrible and so prevalent. Let me share the most important part – THERE’S HOPE! Now, please know I am extraordinarily sensitive to the fact that notContinue reading “Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope”

Suicide Prevention: The Blame Game

If you’ve been following our story as part of Suicide Prevention Month, you’ve heard me mention the Blame Game. I blamed myself. I blamed the world. I blamed myself. I blamed teenage angst. I blamed myself. I blamed hormones. I blamed myself. Blaming myself seemed natural. I birthed her. I fed her and rocked her.Continue reading “Suicide Prevention: The Blame Game”

Suicide Prevention: Listening

As we have attempted to bring to light suicidal ideation and prevention, we have focused on the details of our story. Yesterday, we emphasized the importance of listening to kids amidst telling about our own experiences. Here’s why… Kids need someone they can trust. They are actually starving for it. And let me tell you,Continue reading “Suicide Prevention: Listening”

Suicide Prevention Month:  Our Story Continues

Trigger Warning: Mental health struggles and suicidal thoughts can be difficult to process. If you might be triggered, please skip this post. When I talk about our mental health struggles with anybody, I get a number of questions and responses… Nope, not of that.  Yes, she is a beautiful, happy girl.  Her daddy and IContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Month:  Our Story Continues”

Don’t Save The Candle

Y’all know what I’m guilty of? Saving the candle. Don’t save the candle. I got this really pretty, super smelly candle for my birthday. It is sweet and fragrant. You almost want to eat it when you sniff it. Aaahhh! My dumb inclination is to save it… like for the right occasion. Tell me this…whenContinue reading “Don’t Save The Candle”

Suicide Prevention Month: Our Story Begins

Here’s the scoop on mental health problems…they suck. I think we’re now prepared to share some of our experience with mental health challenges and suicidal ideation, but be warned. It’s hard and sad and awful. I am bringing it to my blog, because September is Suicide Prevention Month. We are a few weeks into theContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Month: Our Story Begins”