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5 Things You Should Never Say #depressed

  Until we get rid of the unacceptable stigma of mental illness, it’s going to be very hard for people to come forward for care. 5 Things You Should Never Say #depressed I’ve always wanted my radio show and TheHopeLine to be a place where people felt comfortable talking about the tough stuff. A place…

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My Best Friend Committed Suicide

My best friend Alex committed suicide last month. I felt extremely horrible that I couldn’t help him soon enough. I got to talk to a HopeCoach, and she helped me a bunch. She told me to make a legacy for him, to find new friends, keep my head up. I’m starting on a scrapbook of…

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(Video) Death by Suicide: All Too Soon

Suicidal thoughts?  You are not alone! TheHopeLine is here for you if you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, are lonely, depressed, struggling with self-worth, or just need someone to talk to.  The more you can talk about your feelings and not hold everything inside, the more you can begin to feel a weight lifted off of you…

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The Cruel Consequences of Suicide

The consequences of suicide are not just that one person is dead, that a precious life has ended. It is also a tragedy of epic proportions for the people left behind. If you’ve ever known someone who has died by suicide, you know there’s absolutely no question suicide is a horrific tragedy. Suicide is a…

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Why Say No To Suicide?

I know it’s tough. Your pain is real and sometimes suffocating. You feel alone and hopeless. You want to give up, and yet you are holding on by a string, facing another day. I’ve read your comments on my blog “What to do when you feel suicidal.” I hear your despair and my heart breaks…