Suicide Rising

This isn’t the only article about the number of suicides that are happening.  Teenagers, children, soldiers, elderly almost every walk of life are experiencing epidemic increases  in suicides.  Blaming internet, government, and other entities misses the point. http://www.aol.com/article/2016/07/11/suicide-now-the-leading-cause-of-death-for-children-in-utah/21430058/   My personal study on the subject is the rising wave of hopelessness, feeling they are a…

kobayashi maru

I had to look it up because I did not remember the reference to the Star Trek movies.  This is a no win test faced by all Cadets in the Starfleet Academy.  (Yes, I watched the original Star Trek before it was a rerun.)  The meme on Facebook showed a bumper sticker, “My ship just…

22 and 46

Trigger warning for those that are distressed by discussion of suicide.  If you are feeling suicidal call the help line Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255     September 5 to 11 is suicide prevention week.  My opinion is every day is suicide prevent day.  For some of us, it is a daily struggle. …

Losing fear

I pondered on one of the oddities of living a life filled with fear.  My counselor called it living a fear based life.  What stunned him was my reaction when we were discussing death.  As our discussion continued he was puzzled by some of my responses.  He finally stated, “You are not afraid of dying.” …

Brains lie

Hardest thing for me to accept about myself is my brain lies to me.  What I believe is the truth isn’t always true.  Another blogger shared her experience with her brain lying to her.  Her experience of contemplating suicide may be triggering for some people.  However, if suicide is starting to look reasonable, please, seek…

Why fight it?

*********Trigger alert********** The contents of this post may be triggering or disturbing for some readers.  Proceed with caution.   Today at school I challenged students to face their why.  They are writing about their career choices and I am asking them to tell why.  Why do you want to do this career?  What is your…