Profits from Two Businesses to Help Fund The Warrior Project

 

John and I owned both a small antiques shop and a used bookstore in Lewiston, Maine. After John died, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the two shops – they take up a huge amount of time (and I’m a full-time social worker), and weren’t yet covering their own costs.

After John died in October of 2016, the shops were barely open during the critical holiday sales season; I couldn’t bear being in them because he and I had been having such fun with them, and we’d had such dreams for the future of the businesses.

But Johnny loved his little bookstore (Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera) and the goal was that he would one day “retire” into running the two shops.

It took me several months to decide what I’d do.  Close them entirely?  Move everything to our home?  Keep them going?  I didn’t know if I even cared anymore.

The old adage is not to make any major decisions for a year after a traumatic event such as the death of a loved one.  So even though I was now losing more money than I could afford to on those shops, I just slogged along and did what I could, when I could.

As time has marched on (despite my screaming desire to turn the clocks back to before the horrible day when my husband killed himself), I’ve decided that keeping those shops open is yet another of the many ways on my long list of how I can honor a man I loved more than I know how to say.

So I’ve committed to keeping them open, although Heritage Collectibles is now Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps (189 Main Street, Lewiston) as I’ve combined those two businesses, and I’m opening Papa’s Thrift Shop (5 Park Street, Lewiston) for the inventory that doesn’t really work in the main store.  (Papa is what John’s grandchildren called him.)

All of the profits from those two businesses (after expenses, of course!) will go to support The Warrior Project.  If you are so inclined, please consider checking out our shops, knowing that your purchase will help fund this critically needed suicide prevention and counseling drop in center.

Thank you.

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For more information about The Warrior Project – soon to be a drop-in and counseling center for those affected by suicide and/or suicidal thoughts, please click on the picture or link, or go to https://warrior-project.org.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

We are accepting blogs and articles written on topics relevant to suicide, hopelessness, grief, and similar topics.  Please contact Linda at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or warriorprojectmaine@gmail.com.

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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.

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We now have a group on Facebook to help find resources, support and ideas for getting The Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

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The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

In the United States, other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

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John and I owned both a small antiques shop and a used bookstore in Lewiston, Maine. After John died, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the two shops – they take up a huge amount of time, and weren’t yet covering their own costs.  After John died in October of 2016, the shops were barely open during the critical holiday sales season; I couldn’t stand being in them because we had such dreams for the future.

But Johnny loved his little bookstore (Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera) and the goal was that he would one day “retire” into running the two shops.  So I’ve committed to keeping them open, although Heritage Collectibles is now Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps as I’ve combined those two businesses, and I’m opening Papa’s Thrift Shop for the inventory that doesn’t really work in the main store.  (Papa is what John’s grandchildren called him.)

All of the profits from those two businesses (after expenses, of course!) will go to support The Warrior Project.  If you are so inclined, please consider checking out our shops, knowing that your purchase will help fund this critically needed suicide prevention drop in center.

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You’re Not a Victim for Sharing Your Story

 

This quote is a complete blog in and of itself.  Thank you to Alex Elle.

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For more information about The Warrior Project – soon to be a drop-in and counseling center for those affected by suicide and/or suicidal thoughts, please click on the picture or link, or go to https://warrior-project.org.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

We are accepting blogs and articles written on topics relevant to suicide, hopelessness, grief, and similar topics.  Please contact Linda at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or warriorprojectmaine@gmail.com.

*************************************

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.

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We now have a group on Facebook to help find resources, support and ideas for getting The Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

**************************************

The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

In the United States, other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

*******************************

John and I owned both a small antiques shop and a used bookstore in Lewiston, Maine. After John died, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the two shops – they take up a huge amount of time, and weren’t yet covering their own costs.  After John died in October of 2016, the shops were barely open during the critical holiday sales season; I couldn’t stand being in them because we had such dreams for the future.

But Johnny loved his little bookstore (Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera) and the goal was that he would one day “retire” into running the two shops.  So I’ve committed to keeping them open, although Heritage Collectibles is now Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps as I’ve combined those two businesses, and I’m opening Papa’s Thrift Shop for the inventory that doesn’t really work in the main store.  (Papa is what John’s grandchildren called him.)

All of the profits from those two businesses (after expenses, of course!) will go to support The Warrior Project.  If you are so inclined, please consider checking out our shops, knowing that your purchase will help fund this critically needed suicide prevention drop in center.

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Six Months

Six months.  My wonderful, brilliant, talented husband has been dead for six months.

The death certificate deemed it an “intra-oral gunshot wound”.   Simply put, he killed himself.

Someone just commented on a blog that he would never suicide because of the pain it would cause those he loves, that if it ever got that bad, he would talk it out with people.  I always thought the same; that I could never do such a thing to my family.  But clearly, I’ve never been as desperate as John was.

I wish it could have been easier for John.  There was just too much… and he was ashamed of the burden he believed he was placing on me. His health was shot, he was in near constant pain and was almost certainly dying from emphysema and probable lung cancer, and he had emotional demons that were haunting him.  He was drinking to excess. He had what he saw as a no-win scenario with only one way out.   This was no Kobayashi Maru where Jim Kirk could cheat death by changing the rules. My husband decided to cheat death by ensuring he went on his own terms.

John had worked for two decades as a subcontractor installing survival systems on 105 different Navy ships all over the world. He often wondered what would happen if a fire broke out on one of those ships; as he described it, a fire was the worst possible nightmare that could happen in those tight quarters.

Would he have the guts to give up one of the few survival suits available to one of the much younger crewmen?  He hoped he would, but the thought plagued him. I am convinced that John saw his failing health, his excessive drinking, and his inner torment as a similar nightmare situation that was only getting worse by the day and which he could see was also tearing me apart.  I am also convinced that he chose to sacrifice his life in order to save me from what he believed would destroy not only himself but me as well in the end.

He was – and always will be – a hero in my book. Not because he suicided – he did not ask my permission and even if he had, I would not have given it – and certainly not because of some pretty self-destructive behaviors, but because he tried to do the right thing, even when his demons pushed him in the wrong direction.

Footnote: Johnny always said he helped build killing machines and I helped save lives.  I know he lived longer than he would have if he hadn’t loved me so much, but I desperately wish I could have done more for him.

I will continue my work, trying to make a difference in my small corner of the world.  He was proud of me before, and I hope he continues to be.

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For more information about The Warrior Project – soon to be a drop-in and counseling center for those affected by suicide and/or suicidal thoughts, please click on the picture or link, or go to https://warrior-project.org.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

We are accepting blogs and articles written on topics relevant to suicide, hopelessness, grief, and similar topics.  Please contact Linda at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or warriorprojectmaine@gmail.com.

*************************************

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.

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We now have a group on Facebook to help find resources, support and ideas for getting The Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

**************************************

The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

In the United States, other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

*******************************

John and I owned both a small antiques shop and a used bookstore in Lewiston, Maine. After John died, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the two shops – they take up a huge amount of time, and weren’t yet covering their own costs.  After John died in October of 2016, the shops were barely open during the critical holiday sales season; I couldn’t stand being in them because we had such dreams for the future.

But Johnny loved his little bookstore (Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera) and the goal was that he would one day “retire” into running the two shops.  So I’ve committed to keeping them open, although Heritage Collectibles is now Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps as I’ve combined those two businesses, and I’m opening Papa’s Thrift Shop for the inventory that doesn’t really work in the main store.  (Papa is what John’s grandchildren called him.)

All of the profits from those two businesses (after expenses, of course!) will go to support The Warrior Project.  If you are so inclined, please consider checking out our shops, knowing that your purchase will help fund this critically needed suicide prevention drop in center.

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Tuesday, March 21st Support Group Canceled

 

The Tuesday night support group will not meet again this week.  The facilitator is still ill with pneumonia.  It’s our hope that we’ll be back up and running on Saturday evening for that group.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

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For more information about The Warrior Project – soon to be a drop-in and counseling center for those affected by suicide and/or suicidal thoughts, please click on the picture or link, or go to https://warrior-project.org.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

We are accepting blogs and articles written on topics relevant to suicide, hopelessness, grief, and similar topics.  Please contact Linda at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or warriorprojectmaine@gmail.com.

*************************************

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 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 Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

**************************************

The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

In the United States, other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

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If You Have Suicidal Thoughts…

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To my friends, acquaintances, and anyone out there who is fighting suicidal thoughts…

Please, please talk to someone.  Get help.

Talk therapy.  Medications.  Physical therapy.  Rehab.  Whatever it takes.

Do it.

I know you don’t know how to formulate the words, that maybe it’s all just a big black cloud inside you.  Just start.  Don’t give up.  Keep trying.

I know you’re hoping you can keep it under control.  And maybe you can, for another day or year or decade or more.  But what if you can’t?  What about when you can’t?  What then?

I know you’re afraid that saying the words out loud will make them more real.  In fact, saying the words will take away some of the power of those thoughts.

I know you’re afraid that voicing your thoughts – and maybe the dark secrets that are triggering them – will start a tsunami of feelings that you will never be able to stop.  It’s true.  It will be extraordinarily painful at first.  But aren’t you already in terrible pain?

I know you fantasize that killing yourself will stop the nightmare you’re living with.  But I also know that you probably don’t want to die.  However, that’s what will happen.  You will be dead.  Unless you screw it up and end up with a neurologically damaged body and mind for the rest of your life, as happened to someone I once knew.

I know you think that everyone else will be better off without you.  Do you really have the right to make that choice for them?  And do you have any idea what your death by suicide will do to those who love you?

I can tell you what will happen to those around you.

First there is shock and disbelief.  Numbness.  Screaming “No, no, no”.  Those screams, by the way, never go away.  They may dull down eventually so that the screams are only in our minds, and not a physical howling ripping through our bodies with a force that seems it could tear us apart, but the screams are still there.  They are ungodly painful.

Then comes the searing guilt.  The agonizing wails of “I’m sorry, I didn’t know” over and over and over.  How many times can we apologize for not knowing how much pain you were living with?  A thousand?  Ten thousand?  A million?   It is unbelievably painful.

The unbearable loneliness.  The loss of the future we had every right to expect and plan on. The belongings we don’t know what to do with but can’t bear to give away.  The memories that are triggered by almost everything we see, touch, hear, and smell.  It is horribly painful.

The constant need to talk about you, to explain to everyone how much you were loved and how wonderful you were.  It is a compulsion that is sadly painful.

And then there’s the physical pain. The constant feeling that a part of one’s body has been viciously shredded, leaving a gaping wound that can never heal.

The loss of safety and security.  The world is no longer a safe place.  Horrible, unbelievable things can – and do – happen in an instant, and nothing will ever be the same again. Never, ever again.

For some (not myself), there is furious anger.  How dare you do this to me? How dare you leave me/us alone?  You dare you be so cowardly, so selfish?

Are we really better off without you?  Isn’t the difficulty of facing your demons worth it, to spare if not yourself, then those you love?

The above was addressed to those suicidal individuals, who – like my husband – would be as gentle in killing themselves as they can possibly be.  John went into the woods, off our property.  He didn’t do it in our home, he didn’t do it in front of me or in front of anyone else, and he didn’t do it in a particularly gruesome manner. (Of course, all suicides are horrible.)

If that is not your plan… if your suicidal thoughts are leading you into a vengeful place, where you want to inflict pain on others, either by forcing them to see it happen, or by having them find you at home, or even by trying to take them with you… I beg of you to realize that the demons in your mind are lying to you.  You will have NO satisfaction from such an act.  You will be dead, and no matter what you believe (afterlife, heaven, nothing), it won’t matter to you anymore.

But it will matter to those you leave behind.

Either way, if you really love them, is this what you want?

John would never have deliberately hurt me.  If he’d been thinking clearly, if he’d been able to see that he had options, he would never have left me a widow, screaming into my pillow every night.

You still have options.  And for the love of everyone around you, please force yourself to take advantage of them.

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For more information about The Warrior Project – soon to be a drop-in and counseling center for those affected by suicide and/or suicidal thoughts, please click on the picture or link, or go to https://warrior-project.org.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

We are accepting blogs and articles written on topics relevant to suicide, hopelessness, grief, and similar topics.  Please contact Linda at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or warriorprojectmaine@gmail.com.

*************************************

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 wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.

Fair winds and following seas, Husband.

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We now have a group on Facebook to help find resources, support and ideas for getting The Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

**************************************

The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

In the United States, other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

*******************************

John and I owned both a small antiques shop and a used bookstore in Lewiston, Maine. After John died, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the two shops – they take up a huge amount of time, and weren’t yet covering their own costs.  After John died in October of 2016, the shops were barely open during the critical holiday sales season; I couldn’t stand being in them because we had such dreams for the future.

But Johnny loved his little bookstore (Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera) and the goal was that he would one day “retire” into running the two shops.  So I’ve committed to keeping them open, although Heritage Collectibles is now Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps as I’ve combined those two businesses, and I’m opening Papa’s Thrift Shop for the inventory that doesn’t really work in the main store.  (Papa is what John’s grandchildren called him.)

All of the profits from those two businesses (after expenses, of course!) will go to support The Warrior Project.  If you are so inclined, please consider checking out our shops, knowing that your purchase will help fund this critically needed suicide prevention drop in center.

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You Never Know the Impact You Have On Someone

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I just received an email from the grandmother of one of John’s employees… she had sent two previous handwritten letters telling me what a positive impact John had had on her grandson, and how much that grandson had learned from him.

John would be surprised to know this. He loved to teach and at work he modeled all of the qualities of a great supervisor, but he was never sure that his lessons were getting through.

They did, Johnny. They did.

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For more information about The Warrior Project – soon to be a drop-in and counseling center for those affected by suicide and/or suicidal thoughts, please click on the picture or link, or go to https://warrior-project.org.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

We are accepting blogs and articles written on topics relevant to suicide, hopelessness, grief, and similar topics.  Please contact Linda at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or warriorprojectmaine@gmail.com.

*************************************

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 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 Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

**************************************

The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

In the United States, other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

*******************************

John and I owned both a small antiques shop and a used bookstore in Lewiston, Maine. After John died, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the two shops – they take up a huge amount of time, and weren’t yet covering their own costs.  After John died in October of 2016, the shops were barely open during the critical holiday sales season; I couldn’t stand being in them because we had such dreams for the future.

But Johnny loved his little bookstore (Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera) and the goal was that he would one day “retire” into running the two shops.  So I’ve committed to keeping them open, although Heritage Collectibles is now Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps as I’ve combined those two businesses, and I’m opening Papa’s Thrift Shop for the inventory that doesn’t really work in the main store.  (Papa is what John’s grandchildren called him.)

All of the profits from those two businesses (after expenses, of course!) will go to support The Warrior Project.  If you are so inclined, please consider checking out our shops, knowing that your purchase will help fund this critically needed suicide prevention drop in center.

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Support Groups Resuming!

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Between the near constant snow of the past two weeks, a visit from my pregnant daughter (who lives 3000 miles away in Los Angeles) and a number of other unexpected events, our support groups were put on hold for a while.

However we’re back up and ready to start running again, and hope to see people there!

Note: The Suicide Survivors Grief Group will NOT meet on Tuesday evening, February 21st as I will be out of town.

OUR GROUPS

Suicide Survivors Grief Group – For those grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide.   Meets every Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Topics may include: dealing with grief, unresolved questions, coping with anger, loneliness, honoring the person who suicided, PTSD & depression, relationships with others, people who don’t understand, and feelings of guilt, among others.

Living with Psychic/Physical Pain Group – For those feeling tired & hopeless, and for whom suicide may seem like a viable option.  Intended for those who are not part of the mental health “system”.  Topics may include: coping with depression, wanting the pain to go away, sources of emotional pain, loneliness, coping mechanisms, what’s not working, triggers for suicidal thoughts, emotional numbing, and others.

Our groups have a non-religious focus and are confidential.  They are facilitated by a loss survivor who is also a social worker.

We meet at The Warrior Project’s present location, at 189 B Main Street in Lewiston ME 04240 (rear entrance).

HOW TO FIND US

From Main Street in Lewiston, turn onto Park Street and park in the first parking space on the street that’s available. The meters are free after 5:00 pm and on weekends.

You’ll see a small shop at the very beginning of Park Street (for GPS purposes, that address is 5 Park Street, Lewiston ME 04240).  The shop is being reorganized as Papa’s Thrift Shop.  The light should be on inside to help you see it, although the shop will not be open.

Facing Papa’s Thrift Shop, you’ll see an alley to its left. A silver Jeep will probably be parked in that alley, near our entrance door on that side of the building.
Please enter through that back door off the alley. (You may hear a dog barking inside; she won’t bother you, but she is loud until she settles down.)

There will be a sign posted on the door:

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about The Warrior Project, please click on the picture or link, or go to https://warrior-project.org.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

We are accepting blogs and articles written on topics relevant to suicide, hopelessness, grief, and similar topics.  Please contact Linda at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or warriorprojectmaine@gmail.com.

*************************************

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 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 Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

Join us on MeetUp.   https://www.meetup.com/Lewiston-Grief-Support-Meetup/

**************************************

The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

In the United States, other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

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