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Tom Love talks about his family history that included a custody battle after a bitter divorce, his sister who suffered sexual abuse, later used drugs to numb the pain and died by suicide and his own struggles with
At first, following anything with more than two steps was impossible.
The grief would surround me and literally take me to the floor where I would try to escape it. Like I could squeeze out of its way or hide from it. The emotional pain was so intense, it hurt physically.
I was not a great driver.
So many saw them. Read them. But I never got to see his notebooks.
Some days I feel sort of left out because he didn’t share his work with me. I know why because I would have been alarmed. But he had to know I would have also been impressed.
I think he started writing
I woke up at 3:30 AM one night recently from a dream of me standing over my Dad’s casket. It seemed like it was a repeat of my Dad’s final viewing, except this time I was completely alone. The only living person that existed in this scenario
by Jill Cichowicz
“I just want to see the twins turn 40,” my Father had eerily written to my siblings when we were 38 years old.
In my heart, I knew Scott would never see 40.
But I kept that to myself for fear if I said it out loud it would come true. We just celebrated our 40th birthday on June
I didn’t know it there was a month for this but this statue definitely captures the grief of having lost a child.
The artwork above is called Melancholy by Albert György & is on display in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s pretty magnificent. Shows that hollow that never seems to be filled,
It’s good for me. That’s why I do it.
But today, I’m feeling drained and spent since I’ve been working obsessively on my book. I’m trying to decide which quotes fit which chapters and I’m wrestling with which songs to include and which ones to leave out. I think
I have noticed that my article on The Mighty,
has gotten ranked on Google for certain search terms related to suicide. And Sam left a comment above.
Sometimes they come to my site and that’s linked to that Mighty article and I imagine many go to the article directly from Google. So in other