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,...

18 Months

March 2013.  A date that is seared into my memory.  The Utah Legislative Session was coming to a close. The bills I worked on were high maintenance.  The closing days vital.  I was helping to save lives.  Homeless youth and children with epilepsy were forefront in my...