Category Archives: suicide prevention awareness month

Sell it and they will come. . .

So many books! I should really write a book. This blog is intended someday to become a memoir. If it doesn’t, I’m OK with that. The writing is more therapy than anything. But the more I look for books on … Continue reading

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Solitary Amusement or What Next?

My little corner of the universe It is Wednesday and I am again in my office with silence, my old friend, punctuated occasionally by the sound of my typing. Yesterday I spent the entire day like this. I saw no … Continue reading

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Suicidal Ideation? Keep your mouth shut!

I’ve just read something that has made me so mad, I’ve actually gotten chest pains and shortness of breath. A University Is Threatening to Punish Students Who Discuss Their Suicidal Thoughts With Friends The school is Northern Michigan University. The … Continue reading

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God Help the Sensitive Child

I hate the world today. . . Collateral damage of America’s bully culture Another of these stories – another dead child – a nine-year-old suicide-by-bullying. Make sure you read the local story which is linked to the Daily Mail. This … Continue reading

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When Anxiety Overrides Anticipation or Surviving Springsteen

It’s becoming more difficult lately to put a smile on my face, I’ll grant you that.  I look at most of the blogs in Pittsburgh Bloggers which I write alongside and other blogs of this type and I see most … Continue reading

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September Song

It’s September and It’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Don’t get me started. . . BFD So you may ask: why so sarcastic. Here’s two stories that buttress that sarcasm: She didn’t kill herself but it illustrates a larger point: … Continue reading

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