The more we can learn about suicide and the factors that lead to attempts and completions, the more likely we will be to save lives – lives such as that of the most important man in the world to me, my husband, John Snyder.
I’ve periodically posted such articles and blogs on our Facebook group, “The [Grief] Warrior Project“, rather than including them on this website.
Please ask to join that group, and invite your friends to join.
The group is pretty small right now and I’d like to grow it as a way of providing information about suicide, depression & anxiety, and hopelessness, as well as letting people know about the various support groups and classes we’re offering while working on creating the drop-in center that I’ve slowly been working on since John died almost two years ago.
As you can see, my dogs hang out with me in The Lifeboat Room at times.
Anyway, here are some of the most recent blogs published on that group. I would love it if you were to post relevant articles or initiate topics of conversation, or even just “Like” what we’ve posted. Thanks!
- 5 Common Myths about Suicide Debunked
- When You Forget They’re Dead
- A Brief Guide to Unprocessed Childhood Toxic Shame
- 9 Things That Will Help You Relax
- Update: Suicide Prevention Week Follow-Up
I’ll try to do a weekly compilation of the outside articles in case you’ve missed them.
Songs of peace, health and wellness to you all.
In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
My Johnny was a true warrior, fighting demons no one else could see. I thought he was the strongest man in the world, and perhaps he was, but tragically, the demons got the better of him.
The name of this project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 20o1. Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.
Fair winds and following seas, Husband.
We now have a group on Facebook to help find resources, support and ideas for getting The Grief Warrior Project off the ground. You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/
Follow us on Twitter! @WarriorProjME.
Help support The Grief Warrior Project by making purchases from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps. All profits (after expenses) go to helping us help others. You can find Heritage Collectibles at https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com, on Facebook (both a group and a page) and on Twitter (HeritageGifts).
Despite decades of disbelief, I have come to realize that our loved ones are able to communicate with us through the life/death barrier. My Johnny has proved this in ways that I can’t attribute to my own mind making things up… there have been complex coincidences and synchronicities, extraordinary happenings, and messages through others who could not possibly have any knowledge of the information they’ve passed on. Truly mind-blowing stuff. I don’t have a clue what I believe about life after death, but I know my husband loved me with everything he had, and that he still does. Our wedding vows were “to death and beyond” and that has proved true for both of us.
I can’t tell you how it all works, or how you can get through to your own loved one, but if you’re interested, I can tell you of my experiences and my thoughts on this.