Category Archives: Suicide

One of the Most Dangerous Memes I’ve Seen

The meme and comments below came from a Facebook group that’s supposedly for enlightened people.  The meme itself made me want to scream.  Some of the comments were completely ignorant. XXXXXXXX  This is on point. People seem to forget you’re … Continue reading

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I’m Different Now

I don’t really agree with this.  For me, it’s not really about recovering the “me” that was lost.  That person is gone forever, with only parts of who I was left. You’re different afterwards. You just aren’t the same anymore. … Continue reading

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Bacon Bits

Slowly, I’m beginning to make changes at home. A few minutes ago I threw out three of those little jars of bacon bits that John used to love so much on his salads and baked potatoes. He died almost two … Continue reading

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Courage

Yes, courage. Not the courage that it takes to get up every morning and keep moving despite the pain. But the courage to stop wishing to return to a life that will never again be. Tough shit, this. But since … Continue reading

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Accepting That Grief Is Now Part of Me

Just got a message from someone who had connected with me a few months ago because of a person close to her who had suicided. The grief had hit her all over again, but her friends and family members seemed … Continue reading

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Oh No….

Again, a suicide. I only slightly know one of the family members but it is so similar to what I lived through two years ago, that all of the gamut of emotions came flooding back…. fear, hope, terror, more hope, … Continue reading

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This Is Not How the Story Is Going To End

At any given moment you have the power to say  This is NOT how the story is going to end. Oh how I love this.  But how do we help those in deep pain to love it, too? *************************************** In … Continue reading

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Be A Light

*************************************** 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, … Continue reading

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Expanded Holiday Hours at the Bookstore That Supports The Grief Warrior Project

Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps is the antiques shop & used bookstore that John and I started two years before he suicided.  It was a dream of his, to have a little shop where he could research cool items, read … Continue reading

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Planning Meeting for Suicide Prevention Drop-In Center, Nov 5

A reminder that a planning meeting to develop a suicide prevention drop-in center is scheduled for tomorrow (Monday, November 5) from 5:30-7:30 at Heritage Collectibles, where The Grief Warrior Project support group meets. Enter 9 Park Street, Lewiston into your … Continue reading

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