Is It Okay to Heal?

A new normal? I’ve wanted to write about this for a long time. It’s scary. There is this unspoken law in the suicide community that survivors can’t heal all the way. That if we do, we somehow are betraying our loved ones lost to suicide. Even worse,...

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why Suicide is NOT entertainment. Here’s an interview I did with KUTV Channel 2 in Salt Lake City regarding 13 Reasons Why Experts warn against popular Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ I have a lot to say. I binged watched the show and took...

She Wanted Someone To Ask

It’s been a bumpy ride for me lately so when Weber School District invited me to attend a seminar given by Jeremy Galloway, I hesitated.  I didn’t even check him out.  Today, the morning of the seminar, I decided not to go.  Yet, something inside of me...

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...

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...