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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Dallas Overnight Walk

Aside from having my son this was the most moving experience of my life. I never thought it was possible to find anything good in something so tragic and painful. 105 more words


On the Efficacy of Suicide Prevention

By Dr David Laing Dawson

In the past decade, make that two decades, we have witnessed a plethora of mission statements, lectures, programs, public health campaigns, TV ads, crisis services, anonymous telephone answering services, crisis lines, websites, information initiatives, task forces, white papers, all aimed at suicide, reducing the suicide rate in our communities, preventing suicide. 414 more words


On being undateable

APPLICABLE AGE: 13 and up (but really, your entire life)

I am a recovering boy crazed individual. Some of my most distinctive memories include Jakob Dylan being my first “celebrity” crush after I saw The Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” music video, pointing to Nick Lachey on the MTV channel on the TV and saying “yummy,” and my screen name in late elementary school being JRTsSG, an acronym for Justin Randall Timberlake’s Special Girl. 1,239 more words


; Zachary

I have always said I would never get a tattoo but I did. I felt a strong urge to have my son’s name where I would see it daily. 39 more words

Things kids ask me/ LGBTQ Youth Rant

Every time a kid see me they ask me if I’m a boy or a girl, now I not one for being politically correct so I say things like “I’m both or do I have to choose”. 390 more words

Suicide Prevention: the Importance of Primary Care Services

Most people who attempt suicide make some type of healthcare visit in the weeks or months before the attempt

The study also identifies racial/ethnic differences that may help to target suicide prevention efforts in the doctor’s office and other health care settings.   344 more words

Suicide Prevention: Every Life is Worth Saving

If you’ve had suicidal thoughts, you’re not weak or flawed, and you’re not alone. Life is rarely easy and no one feels good all the time, but if you feel like you want to die, there is help available. 3,619 more words