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Stigma Fighters: Mesa Fama

I received a meme once from a friend that said “Someone’s therapist knows all about you” and it dawned on me how scarily accurate that probably was. I’ve left quite the wake in my 37 years of life and not all of it has been sunshine and roses. The majority of my life, save the [...]

By | 2016-06-04T04:36:47+00:00 June 4th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Kevin L. Schwartz

Trigger warning - suicide  I think we can all agree life isn't worth living. The question is: are you too lazy to do anything about it? Most people are. Usually I am too. One day I wasn't, so I sliced open my wrists and downed a bottle of Klonopin and waited to fall asleep and [...]

By | 2016-04-26T07:05:50+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Dawn Ogle

Bipolar. Manic depressive. Those were the only words I heard come out of my doctor’s mouth. Unstable. Mental case. Crazy. Insane. Those were the words that ran through my mind. I was sitting across from her at the desk. Those words were thrown in my face as if they meant nothing at all. That’s because she [...]

By | 2016-04-23T05:58:12+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Valentina Cedillo

*Trigger warning - suicide.  In four days it will be a year since I lost my only brother to suicide. The past year has been the most excruciatingly painful of all my 23 years. I was naïve to think I had ever known pain before April 8th of 2015. The days, weeks, and months that [...]

By | 2016-04-10T07:30:27+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|Tags: , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Erin Khar

Free The first time I thought about killing myself, I was seven or eight years old. My parents had recently separated. With their separation, the thin film that had kept me from falling into a dark hole wore through. In fact, I had reoccurring dreams about it, about a hole, in our front yard, sucking [...]

By | 2016-04-11T08:06:59+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Liv Raimonde

For many years of my life I lived with and suffered from depression. I had an inability to open up about my emotions and the trauma I had experienced early on in life. At thirteen I was in a life changing car accident. An accident that forever made me different but at thirteen no one [...]

By | 2016-01-19T13:10:39+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: Depression|Tags: |1 Comment

Stigma Fighters : William Thomason

"How do they rise up, rise up, rise up?" I recently returned to the Terry Pratchet novel Night Watch, the first novel I read in the Discworld series.  There is a song in the book referencing an instance of bravery and sorrow at who won't be around to sing it later.  That, and it being [...]

By | 2015-09-15T10:52:34+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Categories: Brave People, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters : Peter M. Olsen

A trigger warning to those whose lives have been touched by suicide. This is a very raw, honest account of my suicide attempt in mid-2012. These are thoughts and feelings I had in the moments leading up to my suicide attempt. This in no way, shape, or form represents my current state of mind today. [...]

Stigma Fighters : Smiiffy

Hey, my name's Josh. I go by the name of Smiiffy.  I'm a twenty year old musician from Birmingham in the UK. I aim to stop the stigma on mental health and in order to do this, I speak about my own mental health issues. For around 4 years I've suffered with severe anxiety and [...]

Stigma Fighters : Nicole Lyons

My Survival Story In the midst of one the worst depressive episodes I had ever endured I made the decision to end my life. I was meticulous in the details and in the execution of my plan. Depression told me that I was worthless, a failure in all aspects of my life. Repeating poor choice [...]