Suicide

To Survivors of Suicide Loss

If you have lost someone to suicide, I am deeply sorry for your loss. The traumatic experience of losing a loved one to suicide, is very different than losing a loved one in any other way.  There are feelings and emotions that will be unique to this journey that you are on. And, undoubtedly, this…

Quinn’s Story: I Jumped Off of a Freeway Overpass

Quinn’s Story I have always seemed like the happy one of my family. No one notices things that they don’t want to. In September 2015, I jumped off of a freeway overpass. I was in the hospital for over a month. I will have lasting impressions of the injuries I sustained for the rest of…

Coy’s Story: Suicidal and Ashamed

Coy’s Story I spoke with a HopeCoach name West last week. I had googled “Suicide Help Line.” I was too ashamed to talk to someone over the phone but when I saw a chat option, I felt that would be safe enough. My life began to feel so heavy and dark inside. I knew it…

SUICIDE- 10 Facts You Need to Know

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15-34 year-olds in the U.S. A nationwide survey of high school students in the United States found that 16% of students reported seriously considering suicide. If you haven’t thought about killing yourself, chances are you know someone who has. For example, within a typical high school…

Tonight, I Walked that Thin Line

Have You Walked That Thin Line Between Life And Death? We grew up away from other people, out in the country. My Mom was as religious as she was irrational, and the two don’t mix. She once grounded me for a week for putting the soap on the wrong side of the sink. She used…