Tag Archives: Suicide

Suicide is Not the Answer

We were all shocked this week by the suicide of actor Robin Williams who brought so much laughter into the lives of so many. It is public knowledge that Robin Williams suffered for many years from bipolar disorder and substance use problems. It can be…

Depressed Teen

Get Educated About Mental Health

Aside from my mom, I don’t think I’ve knowingly talked to anyone who suffers from depression. However, last night one of my co-workers sort of had a mental break down and she talked to us about how she thinks she’s suffering from depression. She was…

Depressed Teen

Suicide Prevention

Last week I heard about two separate suicide attempts, so I feel like it’s an important and timely issue to address. I don’t know why these people wanted to take their lives, but unfortunately I do know that one of the suicide attempts was successful….

Rainbow Flag

Wearing Purple

A couple of days ago I received a Facebook event invitation to wear purple on October 20, 2010, in memory of the six recent suicides linked to gay abuse. As some of you may know, purple represents the spirit on the LGBTQ flag, hence the…

To Write Love On Her Arms Day 2009

To Write Love On Her Arms Day

November 13, 2009 was “To Write Love on Her Arms” day. To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is “a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and…