Grief

I know the pain will never leave my soul. It’s just taken a seat in the back where it quietly waits to be acknowledged from time to time. It deserves a permanent spot just not on center stage. Yet, some moments, the spotlight shines directly on it and everything...

Concussion Science?

When Hannah had her accident, there was no real science about concussions and there certainly wasn’t any solutions based on evidence. You had your major TBI’s where therapy hopefully helped with talking, walking, etc, but nothing for the every day...

Facing Shame – Embracing Reality

Over the last 18 months since Hannah’s suicide, I’ve dedicated my life to empowering youth.  Most of this has been spent in research and education.  I’ve become certified in modalities that are proven to save lives.  I’ve identified therapies...

An Unfortunate Tribe

I have the blessing of working with some of the greatest people in the Utah Legislature.  Representative Eliason is one of them.  He recently asked if I would be willing to talk with a family newly touched by suicide.  This post is my first response to the family...

Crater

When Hannah died, it was as though a giant meteor slammed into my world. It created this enormous scorched crater. Very little life survived. As prayers have been answered, the crater has begun to grow grass, the scorched earth is giving way to streams, flowers,...