So September is Suicide Prevention Month. And people keep asking me to share Suicide memes. Sorry, no. There were two successful and two failed suicides in my circle in the past five years. Another failed suicide lives in my blood family. I was one of the failed suicides. I am also … More Why I Don’t Share Suicide Prevention Memes
Almost three years ago now, I started research for a book called Lyme Disease: Stories from the Front Line of An Epidemic. I started the book because I have Lyme Disease myself. Misunderstood, underfunded and not insurable, Lyme Disease is an orphan disease that has become something of a controversy of our age. Patients of … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Intro
My life is the sin of suicide. I exist only because I am too polite not too. The man beneath the bridge might be traumatized. I walk past the tempting window… Fifteen stories up and not even a screen! …because there are children laughing below. Their thoughts are ice cream sunshine play dates. Who am … More The Polite Suicide
This story is now just over a year old. I am posting it today because there is someone out there that needs to read it. Denim Angel I’m going to tell you a story. A true story, but I make no claims here as to what it means, claim no moral, do not say that … More Denim Angel – for one who is loved.
There is a maxim – that the shortest suicide notes are the most sincere. This is perhaps a truer truth than many of us might choose to recognize, and it also leaves us with the lingering question of why the person chose to do as they did. It is a question I find endlessly fascinating. … More Suicide- Part 2
Now let’s talk about suicide. Which would actually be the kinder, gentler option. I have been suicidal. One does not get over that the way one gets over the flu. And I found your remarks on homicide and suicide rates to be interesting but I also had an intuitive sense that they were in some … More Suicide….Part 1