suicide
Movies show suicide as a romantic drift into nothingness. None of that is real.
mental illness
In the wake of Elliot Rodger, legislation is being proposed in California that would make it easier to prevent mentally ill individuals from buying guns. I think this is probably a good idea.
suicide
I am tired of the stigma surrounding black women and mental health.
in

May 23, 2014 at 12:00pm | 67 comments

family
A few months after my sister's suicide, I was planning to return home to NYC when my boyfriend called to tell me he was “sorry, but he couldn’t deal with my grief anymore.”
multiple sclerosis
Julian mentioned experiencing suicidal ideation in previous years, but had assured me that this was a thing of the past.
mental illness
I said yes, I can let you go. But I asked her for three conditions.
mental health
(Trigger warning for suicide and depression talk, y'all.) When I was 9 years old, I had this plan.
mental health
When we don’t pause to consider how traumatic experiences like suicide might trigger people on our timeline, we’re not only reactive we’re reckless.
family drama
I was 11 days away from my seventh birthday and taking a bath when my father shot himself in our living room.
celebrities
Friends and fans of Lee Thompson Young and Gia Allemand are reeling from the shock of their suicides, asking, "Why?" But we have an inkling of why: because mental illness is indiscriminate, and it's not being treated effectively.
gun control
When we're talking about gun safety, we have to talk about suicide.
health
We need to be talking about the uses and abuses of pain management medication, but in a context that admits that chronic pain is a serious medical issue, and that our current pain management methods are woefully inadequate.
concussions
I didn’t know what had happened to me. I didn’t know what I was. I couldn’t control my emotions, or my brain. I was petrified.
suicide
Tell Siri you want to kill yourself, mention specific methods of suicide, or ask about suicide assistance, and Siri will bring up the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
dentists
I found myself in the embrace of a near-stranger who was overwhelmed with joy just because inconsequential, strange, and silly little me had lived to see another day. I surrendered to her startling affection and took part in the impromptu celebration of my own beating heart.
suicide
He left the bedroom calmer than I'd seen him all night, walked into the backyard and ended his life.
suicide
There are a few topics that, as a general rule, I just refuse to discuss on the Internet. Assisted suicide/right-to-die is usually one of them.
suicide
As if the headline didn’t say it all: TRIGGER ALERT! TRIGGER ALERT!
in

Mar 14, 2013 at 3:00pm | 116 comments

ihtm contest
She killed herself in 2008, but I think she would have done it a lot sooner, were it not for her unabashed love for me.
ihtm contest
I think about my brother all the time, question how I could have acted differently, what I could have done. Was I too selfish?
death
There are days that the pain is so bad that I pray for sleep and I pray that I never have to wake up again.
in

Feb 26, 2013 at 1:30pm | 51 comments

ihtm contest
The summer he was 11, my brother started throwing up. And yes, I feel directly responsible for his bulimia.