Category Archives: Death & Dying

Happy Anniversary – I Love You

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary.  I have to celebrate it alone, though. My great big strong brilliant talented wonderful husband killed himself almost two years ago. So instead of laughing and loving and toasting more years to come, I … Continue reading

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She Said, “I Wish I Had Died First…”

From Gavin DeGraw, Soldier.   You can find it on YouTube here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfHUBcevBn0 “Soldier” La da da da da da, la da da da da [x2] Where did all the people go? They got scared when the lights went low. I’ll get you … Continue reading

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I Didn’t See It Happening…

With the antiques shop & used book store John and I started and that I’m now running on my own, my social work job, my volunteer activities – and my frequent grief-stricken meltdowns – I don’t do much that’s particularly … Continue reading

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The Slam of the Day Does Not Define You

It’s been one of those days… Aside from the usual day to day stuff that can put one in an irritable mood if one lets it (cold drizzly rain, too much to do, not having the correct paperwork with you … Continue reading

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He Died of Depression

I’ve been commenting on a Facebook thread in which the original poster wrote: The quickest and easiest way for [me] to start a flame war in the comments section? By writing down [my] real opinion about the use of “medication” … Continue reading

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No Group Meeting Saturday, May 6

There will be no group meeting Saturday evening, May 6th as the facilitator has another commitment.  Hope to see you next week! My apologies for any inconvenience or difficulties this may present.  If you are in immediate need of help … Continue reading

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Contracting for Safety i.e. a No Suicide Contract – Does It Work?

  Back in the 1990s and earlier, “contracting for safety” was very common.   Someone would present as potentially suicidal and a mental health worker would gain either verbal or written agreement (a “no suicide contract”) that the person would not … Continue reading

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