/Suicide

A Perspective on Suicide

A powerful perspective on suicide from the authors of Eat, Think, & Be Merry. [su_quote cite="Shawna Morrissey"]For Jay, suicide was not a choice to die, but rather an expression of the deepest human desire to survive.[/su_quote] [su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#000000"]Twelve years ago this month, I lost my Uncle Jay to suicide. At his f [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:07+00:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Perspective on Suicide

“I tried to commit suicide at 16…”

Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Imitation Game" at Sunday's Oscars, and he used the win to give a powerful speech about suicide awareness and depression. "I tried to commit suicide at 16 and now I'm standing here," he said. "I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. You d [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:09+00:00February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on “I tried to commit suicide at 16…”

How to Survive the Death of Your Child

This information comes from this wikiHow article. It is available under a Creative Commons License. I want to post it because it has been tremendously helpful to me. [su_divider top="no"] How to Survive the Death of Your Child 
 The death of a child is the most devastating loss. You mourn the loss of his or her life, potential and future. Your life [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:12+00:00September 14th, 2014|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Survive the Death of Your Child

We Need to Talk About Suicide

[su_divider top="no"] In death, Robin Williams will never know the tributes many, many people paid him. He was an incredibly popular man, loved by millions and adored by fans the world over. His humour touched our lives for decades. He will also never know the ugliness his death exposed. The heartless cruelty and ignorance directed at his daughter, [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:12+00:00August 28th, 2014|Categories: Mental Health, Suicide|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

One Year After Amanda’s Death

I'm struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I'm not doing this for attention. I'm doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. ~ Amanda Todd Rehtaeh's sister Teaghan wears purple to remember Amanda Todd It's hard to believe a year ago today Amanda Todd's precious life ended. Her mom, Caro [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:27+00:00October 10th, 2013|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on One Year After Amanda’s Death

Bullying: when schools are the bystander

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu Rita-Clare LeBlanc Rita-Clare LeBlanc had reached the darkest moment of her young life. The months of bullying at her high school had taken a toll and she decided to end her life and become yet another statistic of Nova Scotia's abysmal bully [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:28+00:00September 28th, 2013|Categories: Cyberbullying, Suicide|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Amanda Todd Video at One Year

I'm struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I'm not doing this for attention. I'm doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. I did things to myself to make pain go away, because I'd rather hurt myself then someone else. Haters are haters but please don't hate, although im sure I'll get [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:28+00:00September 9th, 2013|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Amanda Todd Video at One Year

World Suicide Prevention Day 2013

If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. More information about the warning signs of suicide, and places to get help, can be found at suicideprevention.ca. Yesterday was the sixth annual Halifax Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day. In Halifax about 100 people walked from Victoria Park to City Hall. It was our first, [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:29+00:00September 9th, 2013|Categories: Suicide|Tags: |Comments Off on World Suicide Prevention Day 2013

Surviving my child’s suicide

I had a dream last week that caused me to yell out in my sleep. I don't remember ever doing that before. I dreamed I was with Krista, my wife, and we were on a boat close to a dock. I think the dock was a refuge. She jumped first and made it safely but once it was my turn the dock was to far away. I grabbed a rope and tried to swing out and reach h [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:30+00:00August 6th, 2013|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Suicide|Tags: , , |11 Comments