Tag: Suicide Prevention

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Sometimes, people die because they feel “less than”; they die because they think they’re alone. They think they’re the only ones crying in the night, because they’re crying alone and don’t feel safe enough to talk about it. We. Have. To Talk. About. It.

suicide regrets: i missed the nuances of your decline

suicide regrets: i missed the nuances of your decline

A poem dedicated to my brother, a victim of suicide, who suffered in silence. Call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.

Fleeting

Fleeting

A footprint, a feather and a leaf, about to be swept away. Remembering my brother in a haiku.

Silent No More: Talking About Suicide

Silent No More: Talking About Suicide

Suicide is born of indescribable pain and causes indescribable pain. Hope is the only way to climb out of the abyss.

I didn’t know you, Anthony Bourdain.

I didn’t know you, Anthony Bourdain.

For people like me, there’s a sense of loss from the abrupt ending of Anthony Bourdain’s huge contribution to the canons of travel, food and cultural understanding, and a reluctant but absolutely unavoidable comparison to our own unwelcome experiences with the savage, raw, rollercoaster aftermath of suicide.

Haiku: Suicide Journey

Haiku: Suicide Journey

Processing continuing grief with a haiku; and also a link to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. NaHaiWriMo

My Brother’s Suicide: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light

My Brother’s Suicide: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light

I have never said this in a public forum: my brother’s untimely death four years ago was a suicide. Hear my plea: if you’re hurting, please tell someone.


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