Up close and personal: Thoughts about suicide - graphic of a phoenix
Suicide Talk

Up Close & Personal Thoughts About Suicide

Content warning: This post talks openly about suicide and suicide attempts, in the context of exploring my own thoughts about suicide. It's National Suicide Prevention Week, so it seems like an appropriate time to talk about suicide in all its ugliness.  I have attempted suicide multiple times; most were associated with my first episode of… Continue reading Up Close & Personal Thoughts About Suicide

Preventing Suicide: Barriers to help-seeking
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Barriers to Help-Seeking for Suicidal Ideation

There's lots of information out there about crisis resources for people thinking about suicide, but resources accomplish very little if we don't reach out to access them. There are many potential barriers to help-seeking, and I wanted to talk about a few of them here, based on my own experience with major depressive disorder and… Continue reading Barriers to Help-Seeking for Suicidal Ideation