Browsing All posts tagged under »suicide«

Disclosing Suicidal Ideation to my GP

July 7, 2017

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It is hard to write about difficult things. I worry about people changing their opinion of me. But this is an important topic, so here I am. A while ago, I was going through a tough time with my body. My chronic pain was almost unmanageable and I was horribly depressed. Some days, when I […]

Responding to a friend in crisis

January 23, 2017

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Friends are the first line of support for most people these days. As friends, how can we best support someone that confides in us? Here are a few tips from me.

10 Things You Need to Know About Suicide

November 21, 2016

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Disclaimer: This post is not an expert opinion, rather a collection of my observations through my volunteer work. This post does not provide medical or crisis prevention advice.    For the last two years, I have been volunteering with the Survivor Support Program (SSP) with Toronto Distress Centre. It is a free program that provides supportive […]

When I Attempted Suicide

March 20, 2016

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Let me begin by saying, “Suicide is not a choice. It is the lack of choice or options that results in suicide.”  I can see that day clearly. I was 18 years old. The year was 2000. My mother had been sick with Young Onset Alzehimer’s for almost five years. I had barely functional family relationships. My […]

No Do Overs

November 17, 2014

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Originally posted on Surviving My Son's Suicide:
For better understanding you may want to read About This Blog first. The last time I saw Aaron we had a disagreement. It wasn’t an argument, no one getting angry just a normal garden variety unresolved difference of opinion that sent each of us on our separate ways feeling uneasy.…

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