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Dear You: You Won’t Be In This Alone.

Dear You. I wish we could be having this conversation over steaming coffee or hot tea, surrounded by dimmed lights and hushed voices. I wish I could reach across the table and take your hand and speak these words out loud to you. If you ask me, things like this are not said aloud nearly…

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Emerging from a suicidal mindset to a life of hope

Since the death of Robin Williams I’ve been thinking a lot about suicide. Not attempting, but my own experiences with suicide. A large part of my testimony involves being terribly sad and secretly suicidal. But I tend to brush over it because I have a lot of pride in that area, and talking about it makes me feel…

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Still.

“Still?” He replied with the look of absolute appalled confusion on his face. “Yeah.” I said. ” Almost everyday. Almost every hour. It sucks.” “Oh…” was all he could say in that moment. That moment of clarity, that moment of confusion, that moment of discomfort as he stared out the front window of a Chipotle restaurant…

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My Fear, My Struggle, My Problem, My Hope

I am going to break the blogging fourth wall and be completely, unabashedly honest for the few minutes it will take for you to read this. I am not about to censor myself for the sake of people whom I know may not in the past, currently, or ever in the future be in my position. I…