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 |2016-04-11T08:06:59-08:00April 9th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Nicole Campbell

Trigger warning *talk of suicide I’m a walking. talking contradiction…at least in my mind. Living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder makes me feel like a complete hypocrite because of my contradictory thoughts. I’m simultaneously stressing out about all the things I want and need to do while I have many thoughts that [...]

By |2016-03-31T05:16:58-08:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: JohnD

My story is one you have heard before. I suffered in silence for many years while Major Depressive Disorder slowly destroyed my mind. Alongside the disorder, I also had worsening sleep apnea which denied my body, and mind, the rest it needed to recover. Together, my self-esteem was destroyed and my ability to function in [...]

By |2016-03-25T09:11:48-08:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Riley Summers

There have been many times where I thought death was the only option for me. Life didn’t seem like it was worth living anymore. From a young age, I had to start making lists of things and people that were important to me and made my life worth living. Those lists were always very small. [...]

By |2016-03-22T15:53:02-08:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Depression, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Meghan Shultz

*BIG trigger warning on this post. Talks about Depression and has mention of some graphic suicidal thoughts and actions/ self harm. If you are easily triggered right now, I would not recommended reading this at all. * Unrelenting. Unforgiving. Empty. Hollow. Excruciatingly painful. Physically painful. Confusing. Heavy. Suffocating. Desperate. Lost. Isolated. This is what Depression [...]

By |2016-03-20T06:09:45-08:00March 20th, 2016|Categories: Schizoaffective, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Nicola Moloney

Hi my name is Nicola, 33, living in Co. Galway Ireland, mother to J aged 10 and I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Fibromyalgia. I remember when I was aged 4 - feeling different from others. As the bullying increased I kept wishing I had never been born. Unfortunately life came with massive blows [...]

By |2016-03-17T19:48:06-08:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Jordan Gray – “My Suicide Attempt Doesn’t Make Me Unlovable”

My Suicide Attempt Doesn’t Make Me Unlovable When I was fourteen years old, I tried to kill myself. Whether my brain chemistry, raging hormones, a recent breakup, or chronic low self-esteem were to blame, I can’t say for certain. Often, depression doesn’t seem to need a reason. Like an uninvited house guest, it simply shows [...]

By |2016-03-04T11:28:46-08:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: Brave People, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Chris Blake

On the day after Halloween in 2015, I found myself in a vacant lot alone and terrified after a nearly successful suicide attempt. Left sad, confused, angry and just plain exhausted from years of denying that I had a problem, that was the day that ultimately ended up saving my life. For years, I kept [...]

By |2016-02-28T07:12:52-08:00February 28th, 2016|Categories: Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: David Leader

Why I fear the good days I can look back on a rather full and varied life. I have had many good times, I have also had many rather unpleasant times. This is typical of pretty much every person on the planet. Physically I am better off than many, I have arrived at my forties [...]

By |2015-12-16T17:39:56-08:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: Depression, Mood, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Al Colvin

Stigma and The Arrest of A 1st Grader I can’t state it enough that stigma and stereotypes are at the root of so many unfortunate events such suicides. Stigma one of the biggest challenges to decreasing suicide can be eradicated. If we as a society want to bring an end to suicide and eliminate suffering [...]

By |2015-11-23T11:15:58-08:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments