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How To Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

...And no, it's not by posting the Suicide Prevention Hotline to your social media feed.

On May 30, 2011, I tried to take my own life. The last thing I did before I committed to killing myself was throw my phone into the river behind my house… So, telling me to call the suicide prevention hotline wouldn’t have helped. Not right then. Not to say that it wouldn’t be well-intentioned, […]

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The High Dive

Sometimes you do a brave and scary thing for the wrong reasons. But it's okay, we all do.

Sometimes you do a brave and scary thing for the wrong reasons. But it’s okay, we all do.

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That Tricky Place Between Depressed And Not Depressed (Or, Let's Talk About Depression Part 7)

…When it comes to a direct comparison of how I felt a few weeks ago to now, I definitely feel much better. But…

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Let's Talk About (Managing) Depression (Pt. 6)

This something that could help some of you out there who are suffering with Depression but haven’t yet found the answers on how to manage it. I share it with the hope that it helps. It’s LONG. You’ve been warned.

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Note To Self, 3.2.17

A helpful reminder on the heels of yesterday’s post

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Let's Talk About Depression, Pt. 5

The following is from my newsletter about surviving difficult times and managing depression. I had an experience today that I catalogued as it was happening, and shared with the subscribers of the newsletter. I’m sharing it here as well, in case you need it.

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Let’s Talk A Little Bit About Dating After Divorce (Or, After Any Long Term Thing Where You Loved A Person As Much As You Can Love A Person)

You don’t “deserve” to be alone. But you really need to figure out how to be, before you decide to go involve yourself with anyone else.

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I’ve Become That Guy Who Thinks Jazz Sounds Better On Vinyl And All It Took Was Losing Everything

…And for the record, Coltrane actually does sound better on vinyl.

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A Reply To A Suicide Letter

“You don’t want to die. You just want the pain to stop.”

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