I Think A Child May Be Suicidal

What Can I Do? I often hear this question.  I hear it from panicked parents, desperate friends, and clergy. This is what you need to accept.  In order for a person to take their own life, they have to believe all hope for change is gone, they believe they are a burden...

It’s All About Love

I’m Mormon. This morning as I was getting ready for church, I was watching videos on the Mormon Channel. A video featuring the song Love At Home began playing. I listened to the words, ‘There is beauty all around when there’s love at home.’ For...

Hannah Died – It’s Not Your Fault

You didn’t cause Hannah to die from suicide. He messages me. He says he wants to come visit. It’s been 2 years since she’s been gone. It’s his first time. It’s his time. Everyone mourns differently. I don’t think I’ve ever...

4th of July – Celebrations – Anxiety

Today is the 4th of July. It’s a day to celebrate with friends and family. Huge crowds of people will gather in celebration of our great country. Now, remember there are so many who consider this day a day of torture. They dread the crowds, the family...

PTSD – Is It Real?

PTSD – Is it real? It was terrifyingly real to me. I’m sharing parts of my wrestle with PTSD.  PTSD offers us growth and empowerment.  What? That’s right. Resilience is not just surviving but thriving. I’m driving home feeling that something...

June 19, 2016 – 2 Years Later

June 19, 2016, 2 years. Life is duplicitous. Two years ago today, Hannah ended her pain, her life.  So many have said we’d never be the same.  I didn’t understand that.  I’m starting to.  Life has become an exercise in duplicity.  And I’m sure that I’m still in shock...